• The makeup of the Legislature in 2010, the year schools sued to say lawmakers were violating voters’ mandate to adjust school spending to account for inflation:
53 Republicans, 36 Democrats.
• The makeup of the Legislature now:
54 Republicans, 36 Democrats.
There is no evidence that the Legislature will suddenly turn heel and increase school funding on its own. Proposition 123 is the only realistic way to get more money to schools right away.