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Voters Back Tax Hike for Schools

A strong majority of California voters is willing to pay higher taxes to boost funding for public schools despite tough times, according to a recent poll.

After years of budget reductions that have affected schools statewide with thousands of teacher layoffs and other deep cuts, 64 percent of those surveyed said they would pay more for schools.

The consensus was broad, crossing both genders and all races, ages, regions, income and educational levels, according to a USC Dornsife/Times poll detailed on the front page of the Nov. 20 Los Angeles Times.