VOTE "NO" TO EXPAND OPTIONS FOR YOUR CHILDREN
Charter schools would relieve public school crowding, save tax dollars, and allow you to choose schools best suited to your children's needs. Still, the legislature narrowly failed to pass a charterschool bill in this year's session. Legislators denied your children access to new educational options but still wants more of your money.
Voting yes tells legislators you support an antiquated school system that limits your children's opportunities. Voting NO tells legislators you want reforms like charter schools that save tax dollars while expanding educational opportunities.
VOTE "NO" TO ENCOURAGE RESPONSIBILITY
The money already allotted to schools represents the largest school budget in Oregon's history. The additional $150 million requested by Measure 52 is not specifically targeted. Would the money be spent on textbooks, cleaning supplies, or cellular phones for school administrators? If Measure 52 was to pass, do you know how your school district would spend the money? Find out before voting yes.
Voting yes tells legislators you are willing to exceed record spending levels without demanding accountability or an advance plan. Voting NO tells legislators to work within the limits of the largest school budget ever approved.
VOTE "NO" TO HELP LEGISLATORS DO THEIR JOBS
One of the responsibilities of our legislature is to fund public schools. This year, Republicans and Democrats could not agree to a dollar figure. Rather than doing their jobs by working it out, they dodged their responsibility and presented us with Ballot Measure 52. By asking us to do their work, legislators have set a dangerous precedent for our future.
Voting yes tells legislators it is okay to skip tough issues and avoid their responsibilities. Voting NO tells legislators they are expected to do their jobs, make tough choices, and show political courage in the face of controversy.
VOTE "NO" ON BALLOT MEASURE 52
(This information furnished by Richard P. Burke, Mainstream Liberty Caucus, affiliated with the Libertarian Party of Oregon.)