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State Budget


    Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his proposed state budget on January 9, including $10 billion in new funding for K-12 schools and community colleges. This includes $6 billion to eliminate all deferral payments to local school districts and colleges, as well $244 million for CSU and UC systems of higher education. Additionally, the governor committed to working with all parties to stabilize the teachers’ retirement system.

    ArrowRead CTA President Dean E. Vogel's statement on the Governor Jerry Brown's proposed budget and view the Budget Highlights.


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  • 49th in Per-Pupil Spending
    While California receives a "B+" for equity, we unfortunately receive an "F" for spending.
  • The Basics of California's School Finance System
    Every summer, the CA legislature and governor decide how much money will go to K–12 public education.
  • Proposition 98: What You Should Know

    Passed by California voters in 1988, Proposition 98 sets a minimum funding guarantee for public education.

  • The 2013-14 Budget: California Spending Plan

    The 2013-14 budget plan includes $2.1 billion for a new formula to distribute funding among schools.

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  • Addressing Inequities in School Finance
    A large share of California’s K-12 students are English learners or come from low-income families, and therefore cost more to educate. The Governor’s Local Control Funding Formula would provide a base grant for all students and supplemental and concentration grants for English learners or students from low-income families.
  • Decade of Disinvestment

    A decade of disinvestment has left California’s spending for public schools lagging the nation by a number of measures.

  • CA Schools Cope with Adversity and the Imperative To Do More
    California school districts are being expected to "do more with less." They face critical and competing pressures to improve academic achievement while remaining fiscally solvent in a time of increasing budgetary pressures.

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