Matt Haney

Schools not prisons

Support Prop. 47

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OPINION Jay-Z doesn't usually make political endorsements.

But at a recent concert in Los Angeles, he took the rare and unexpected step of endorsing a California ballot initiative. "California, build more schools, less prisons," he rapped to the crowd, and then encouraged them to all vote yes on Proposition 47.

Jay-Z chose the right issue to speak out about. On an otherwise quiet state ballot, Californians have the opportunity to make history this fall with Prop. 47, also known as the "Safe Neighborhood and Schools Act."Read more »