Poll shows Californians favor tax hike

first_imgA new poll by Policy Analysis for California Education and the Rossier School of Education indicated that 63 percent of voters favor of extending Proposition 30 to bring more money to public schools. The proposition is set to expire at the end of 2016.By extending Prop. 30, voters would be agreeing to a tax increase for those with high incomes, a general sales tax increase or possibly both.According to the polls, only 28 percent of voters oppose a tax increase.The last time Prop. 30 was modified, it resulted in a quarter-cent tax increase for the state as well as a higher personal income tax for those with incomes larger than $250,000 a year. All tax increases funded public schools and government programs.Rossier Dean Karen Gallagher said the poll clearly shows that Californians are not opposed to funding public schools with taxes.“Since the inception of this poll in 2012, we have identified valuable trends that not only reflect the opinions of the state’s voters, but also influence policymakers in Sacramento,” Gallagher said in a statement released by USC News. “The latest results indicate a growing confidence in our public school system as voters are clearly willing to provide greater financial support to education.”According to USC News, the amount of voters who believe public schools have gotten better has increased by 10 percent to 17 percent in the last three years.David Plank, executive director of PACE, said residents are happy with the changes, but expect more to come.“Voters are clearly not satisfied with the State of California’s public education system, but they are beginning to see their schools moving in the right direction,” Plank said in a statement released by USC News. “They still see a lot of room for improvement, but this is a very encouraging trend.”last_img read more

Father O’Connel, St. Jude’s Win 20th Nestle Milo Secondary School Basketball

first_imgFather O’Connel Science College, Minna, Niger State, on Thursday inside the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, emerged winner in the boys’ category of the 20th Nestle Milo Secondary School basketball after out-dunking General Murtala Muhammed College. Yola, Adamawa State, in the final.In the girls’ category, St. Jude’s Girls Secondary School, AMarata, Bayelsa State, defeated Yejide Girls Grammar School, Ibadan, Oyo State.St. Augustine’s Seminary, Ezzamgbo, Ebonyi State and Government Secondary School, Karu, Abuja placed third in the boys and girls category respectively.Over 10,274 schools participated in this year’s championship.According to the Managing Director, Nestle Nigeria, Mr. Mauricio Alarcon, the company has been in the forefront of sports development in Nigeria in the last 20 years.“We have used Milo Basketball Championship and other sports as a metaphor to help children imbibe the values that help them to be successful in life. This is because we believe that sports provide opportunities for the development of qualities that set the foundations for a child’s future,” Alarcon said.According to the President of the Nigeria School Sports Federation, NSSF, Mallam Ibrahim Muhammad, Nestle Nigeria has made a landmark achievement in building a bright future for our youths through the development of sports in Nigeria. particularly in the support and promotion of basketball in schools. The continual increase in the number of participating schools, serves as evidence.“For 20 remarkable years, the nestle milo brand has been championing the development of grassroots basketball in the country. The championship has been a potent platform for exposing and harnessing the enormous potentials of young Nigerian students and integrating them into the mainstream of basketball,” the NSSF boss said. Managing Director, Nestle Nigeria, Mr. Mauricio Alarcon, said the company has been in the forefront of sports development in Nigeria in the last 20 years.“We have used Milo Basketball Championship and other sports as a metaphor to help children imbibe the values that help them to be successful in life. This is because we believe that sports provide opportunities for the development of qualities that set the foundations for a child’s future,” Alarcon said.According to the President of the Nigeria School Sports Federation, NSSF, Mallam Ibrahim Muhammad, Nestle Nigeria has made a landmark achievement in building a bright future for our youths through the development of sports in Nigeria, particularly in the support and promotion of basketball in schools. The continual increase in the number of participating schools, serves as evidence.“For 20 remarkable years, the nestle milo brand has been championing the development of grassroots basketball in the country. The championship has been a potent platform for exposing and harnessing the enormous potentials of young Nigerian students and integrating them into the mainstream of basketball,” the NSSF boss said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more