This is a BAD IDEA that provides no guarantee the money will reach classrooms and students

  • The proposed amendment does not guarantee more money will reach students and classrooms or help increase teachers’ pay.
  • There is nothing to stop legislators from diverting existing education funds for other purposes and replacing them with the revenue generated by this new tax.
  • The legislature has a record of not using special funds for their intended purposes. Since 2011, legislators have diverted over $500 million from special and revolving funds to the General Fund.