Oh. My. Word. From page 6A:
More than half of prospective voters favor a 3% increase in hotel room taxes to help fund the state's cash-strapped public school system. The room tax is paid primarily by tourists. Proponents say increasing it from 10% to 13% could raise more than $150 million...
That's a 3 percentage point increase, but a 30% increase in taxes. And no, that's not a minor technicality, it's an important distinction.
(I'll have a separate post about Michelle Rhee when I get some time.)