The Education Coalition supports the Governor’s proposal to provide additional funding as required in the Proposition 98 guarantee. The additional $9.7 billion will help restore the deep cuts education has endured since 2007-08. While this funding is greatly appreciated and a step in the right direction, California still has a long way to go to adequately fund education. The 2014 Education Week Quality Counts survey showed California ranked 50th in adjusted per pupil expenditures for K-12 education. According to the survey, California’s per-student spending of $8,341 was 30% below the national average of $11,864.
Read the Education Coalition Budget Position Paper