Recommendation for Lawmakers to Reject $300M in New State Funding

“The Legislature’s nonpartisan adviser is recommending that lawmakers reject $300 million in new state funding to address low performance and racial disparities in the state’s poorest schools. Members of the Legislative Black Caucus are supporting the funding to help Black students improve learning.

Instead of relying on more money, “We find that the key issue is increasing transparency to ensure existing funding actually targets the highest needs schools and student subgroups,” the Legislative Analyst’s Office wrote in a recent report.”

This summary originated from a story produced by John Fensterwald for EdSource.