California’s Prop 16 would reinstate affirmative action in hiring and education that was voted down over two decades ago. GOP Assemblyman Kevin Kiley doesn’t think this is the most effective way to address the achievement gap.
He says most public education laws serve to help politicians, rather than students. Kiley believes accountability and cost of education should be two focuses for reform. California voters will get to decide where they stand on the issue in the November election. A Public Policy Institute of California poll finds 47% of voters are against Prop 16, with 31% for it and 22% undecided.