Editorial: Reject Prop. 13, California’s $15 billion school bond plan

State legislators want to make more money available for needed school construction and they want to encourage transit-oriented development.

Those are laudable goals. But they shouldn’t perpetuate a system that subsidizes private developers by excusing them from fully funding classroom construction needed for their new homes; force current homeowners to pay more property taxes to make up the shortfall; and drive up construction costs by pushing local districts to use only union labor for school projects.

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