Is Newsom’s plan the best way to fund universal preschool?

Gov. Newsom’s nearly $2 billion plan to expand early childhood education in CA, with $1.5 billion coming from a one-time general fund expenditure is a precarious way to fund education. New research says it’s possible to finance Newsom’s loftiest goals – just not in the way the governor has proposed. Researcher Bruce Fuller says that rather than a one-time cash infusion, his group would prefer to see long-term investments tied to existing funding mechanisms that wouldn’t be at the mercy of a future economic downswing.

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