California spends more money on prisons than on higher education. The governor is right – we’ve got it backwards and it's time to reverse course.
Fear of crime led us to vote for long prison terms and the three strikes law. We didn’t intend to spend $4 billion more on prisons than colleges, but our politicians were influenced by powerful public employees unions and we’re locked into contracts that are eroding California’s greatness.
The less educated our workforce…the more we feed the prisons.
It’s time to admit our mistakes and make tough decisions. By pumping so much money into prisons, we’re starving education. We cannot afford the consequences.
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