It's long past time for lawmakers to stop playing partisan politics and pass some viable revenue increases for K-12 and higher education.
Of course! Especially during a recession, the smart thing to do is to raise taxes. We don't want to call it "raising taxes", because that's unpopular, so we speak innocuously of "revenue increases". Remember, California teachers--like it or not, this guy speaks publicly for you. Raising taxes is the idea that your union proposes.