Oakland Teacher Parcel Tax on Ballot

Here’s one of those only-in-Oakland stories we get every so often. State administrator Vincent Matthews, who more or less runs the Oakland schools under the terms of the 2003 state bailout, has put a new property tax measure on the November ballot. If it passes, homeowners would pay $120 a year to raise $10 million for district teacher salaries. But everyone else connected with the schools seems to hate the idea.

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