OPINION: Record Number of California School Districts Want to Borrow Up to $11.8 Billion

While many California school districts are already deeply in debt, voters in communities around the state will be asked to approve up to $11.8 billion in new school bonds intended to finance the construction of new facilities, says Kevin Dayton of the California Policy Center.  Before approving these bonds based on emotional appeals, Dayton encourages voters to investigate the proposals thoroughly by examining how much debt the school district already has and whether or not the terms of the proposed financing plan are sustainable.

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