Check your ballot one more time and make sure you voted "NO" on Prop 305. If you're going to the polls next Tuesday, don't forget to mark "NO."
Voting NO will keep hundreds of millions of dollars in our public schools every year. Our taxpayer dollars belong in public schools where our teachers make a difference every day. To support teachers, classrooms, and kids, vote NO on Proposition 305.
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