BILL CRAWFORD — Initiative 42 may be a wolf in sheep’s clothing

Initiative 42 is only about fully funding MAEP,” they will get proponents to say.

But the wily amendment the masterminds crafted is so broad, so undefined in state law, and so susceptible to judges’ preferences that reasonable people should be concerned that it is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Are Initiative 42 supporters being misled by their masterminds?

Ask why they didn’t draft simple language saying “fully fund MAEP,” why they divorce the Legislature from school funding and oversight, what they really mean by the words “adequate and efficient system,” and why they give the courts authority over much more than full funding.

Don’t be deceived like Aesop’s sheep.