San Francisco Chronicle
Public schools in San Francisco and Oakland are among those projected to get a larger-than-average bump in funding under Gov. Jerry Brown's new proposal to distribute a larger share of money to districts with higher percentages of low-income students and English learners.
As Brown said in his State of the State speech last month, "Equal treatment for children in unequal situations is not justice." Brown's new formula would also free districts from having to spend money on dozens of state-mandated requirements that legislators have piled up on them.