Opinion: How state funds schools pushes them near insolvency

By Sean McPhetridge, superintendent of the Alameda Unified School District

Throughout the budget review, employees and community members often asked, “Why can’t AUSD pay its teachers more?” Without question, some local factors play a role (including our above-average special education costs and our below-average class sizes). But we mustn’t forget the larger factor too: a chronic lack of full and fair state funding for education.

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