The California PTA, Tax Initiatives & A Mess

I’ve previously written about how I think the California PTA has made a big miscalculation by throwing its lot in with billionaire Molly Munger and her ill-fated tax initiative coming up this fall.

Her campaign has been criticizing the other initiative on the ballot, supported by Governor Brown and many other education groups, and which actually has a chance of passing.

Yesterday, as the Sacramento Bee reports:

U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, as well as Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John A. PĂ©rez, said in a letter to the California State PTA that the Proposition 38 campaign has “become increasingly negative” and “engaged in personal attacks against Governor Jerry Brown and Prop. 30.”

The letter asked for a “ceasefire.” (here’s another article on the letter)

It’s clear that Munger is on an ego-trip. But I just don’t understand what the PTA is thinking….

However, I have invited the PTA to respond to a few questions about what they’re doing, and have said I’d publish their unedited answers.

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