July 7, 2022

California voters passed Proposition 13 in 1978 in response to rising property taxes. A new analysis concludes that Prop 13 has contributed to a widening wealth gap, a severe housing shortage and — for decades — inadequate funding for public schools.

On this episode, we discuss the legacy of Prop 13 and possible paths forward.


  • María Echaveste, President and CEO, Opportunity Institute
  • John Fensterwald, Editor-at-large, EdSource

Read more from EdSource: California Prop. 13’s ‘unjust legacy’ detailed in critical study

Education Beat is a weekly podcast hosted by EdSource’s Zaidee Stavely and produced by Coby McDonald.