The Equity Project

The Equity Project is a case study of the Capistrano Unified School District that will illustrate how California education funding laws and legislative policies have taken California's public education system from number one in the world, to 45th in the Nation. The goal of the project is to educate California Taxpayers and policy makers in an effort to provide plausible solutions that can be implemented to ensure that no child in the State of California is denied equality of educational opportunity. 

In order for this project to be completed, please consider a donation to The Equity Project  If every family within CUSD Boundaries donated $1, this project would be well funded. 

Read the previous chapter: Federal Funding for California Education: Federal Funds 

 

In a Nut Shell 

California currently has a record high budget of $201 billion dollars. 

California's Legislature is boasting a $16 billion dollar "SURPLUS".

The State of California does not have a "SURPLUS". 

The State has debt it will never be able to repay...

That is before- FREE education for ALL and FREE Healthcare for ALL.

For example... Local School Facility Bonds (with 40 year time frames starting in 2001) total $168 billion dollars. That is 84% of the State's current record high budget.

In a mass collaboration between public employee unions, corrupt politicians, and greedy private sector business, they have used the California Public Education System to soak taxpayers for billions of dollars and there is nothing but corporate profits, employee salaries, pensions and benefit and a supermajority of corrupt democratic legislators to show for it. Using the California Public education system to promote political agendas (wealth redistribution and green energy policies) rather than educate children is how California's public education system has gone from the #1 Public Education System in the world to last in the United States.

* This debt, does not include State School Facility Bonds, or Mello Roos. And now these greedy bastards want to overturn Prop 13 and increase your property taxes. A new 4th tax on California Property all in the name of Public Education. 

Election Total Local School Facility Bond Debt
2001  $2,211,840,000
2002  $14,915,973,264
2003  $501,700,000
3004  $11,409,724,707
2005  $6,295,530,000
2006  $11,458,770,000
2007  $1,515,900,000
2008  $27,366,794,012
2009  $73,200,000
2010  $4,681,910,000
2011  $1,014,100,000
2012  $14,796,051,109
2013  $317,800,000
2014  $11,018,095,000
2015  $1,143,025,000
2016  $29,062,625,672
2017  $154,900,000
2018  $30,516,636,058
Total  $168,454,574,822

Supporting Documentation:

CUSDWatch: 2001 School Facility Bond Measures

CUSDWatch: 2002 School Facility Bond Measures

CUSDWatch: 2003 School Facility Bond Measures

CUSDWatch: 2004 School Facility Bond Measures

CUSDWatch: 2005 School Facility Bond Measures

CUSDWatch: 2006 School Facility Bond Measures

CUSDWatch: 2007 School Facility Bond Measures

CUSDWatch: 2008 School Facility Bond Measures

CUSDWatch: 2009 School Facility Bond Measures

CUSDWatch: 2010 School Facility Bond Measures

CUSDWatch: 2011 School Facility Bond Measures

CUSDWatch: 2012 School Facility Bond Measures

CUSDWatch: 2013 School Facility Bond Measures

CUSDWatch: 2014 School Facility Bond Measures

CUSDWatch: 2015 School Facility Bond Measures

CUSDWatch: 2016 School Facility Bond Measures

CUSDWatch: 2017 School Facility Bond Measures

CUSDWatch: 2018 School Facility Bond Measures