8 things to know about education funding in the new California state budget
Gov. Jerry Brown last week signed the state’s $171 billion budget for 2016-17. Here are some highlights of education spending in the budget, including increases for additional preschool seats, efforts to address the teacher shortage and programs to prepare students for college. 1. Overall numbers The $171 billion state budget includes total funding of $88.3...
By Sarah Favot | July 5, 2016
CA Education Spending Down Almost 14 Percent Since 2008
California is among the top 10 states with the sharpest declines in spending for K-12 education since the last recession, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The study found that California’s per-student spending was down 13.8 percent since the 2008 school year. In all, 34 states are spending less on K-12 education...
By Chase Niesner | September 12, 2013
LA Unified Wins Big Under State Budget Compromise
State lawmakers have reached an agreement with Governor Jerry Brown about how to overhaul state education funding that — while altered somewhat from Brown’s original proposal — will still be of substantial financial benefit to LAUSD. “I applaud Governor Brown and our legislators for their work on the compromise announced on the Local Control Funding Formula,”...
By Hillel Aron | June 11, 2013
Brown Soft-Sells School Formula in LA
Governor Jerry Brown continued to promote his Local Control Funding Formula proposal at a Friday morning press conference at East LA’s Humphreys Elementary. Joining him was an All-Star cast that included LA Chamber of Commerce CEO Gary Toebben, United Way CEO Elise Buik, School Board member Bennett Kayser, former State Senator and City Council candidate Gil...
By Hillel Aron | May 17, 2013
Deasy Joins Governor’s Funding Formula Offensive
LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy was in Sacramento Wednesday for a press conference in support of Governor Jerry Brown’s proposal to shift more funding to school districts like LAUSD that have large numbers of poor and English Language Learner students. Brown’s central message to lawmakers: resistance is futile. “If people are going to fight it, they’re...
By Hillel Aron | April 25, 2013
Deasy Praises Brown Budget Proposal
LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy praised the budget proposal California Gov. Jerry Brown released today, saying in a press release, “the changes announced today are quite positive for our students in the Los Angeles Unified School District.” In his proposal, Governor Brown would fund school districts based on the number of its students and the level...
By Samantha Oltman | January 10, 2013
Morning Read: California Still Broke
Budget Shortfall Latest Threat to Schools, Even With Promise of Prop 30 Around the Capitol, attention has turned to the annual revenue forecast, due from the non-partisan Legislative Analyst this week, that also offers the first hard look at the size of next year’s budget deficit. SI&A Cabinet Report Brown to Schools: Expect Fiscal Reform,...
By Hillel Aron | November 13, 2012