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Fri, Mar 8, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

How Would Funding Changes Affect Calif. Schools?


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Governor Jerry Brown wants to dramatically restructure the way California allocates funding to schools by providing extra funds to districts with large numbers of needy students. But critics say the formula benefits mostly urban areas to the detriment of more affluent suburban districts. We'll discuss the plan and check in with some Bay Area school districts to get their response.

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Bill Evers, research fellow at the Hoover Institution and former U.S. assistant secretary of education for planning, evaluation and policy development
  • Christopher Learned, associate superintendent at Acalanes Union High School District
  • David Plank, executive director of Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE)
  • Margaret Weston, research fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) and author of a Feb 20th PPIC publication examining the current funding system and the governor's proposal
  • Stephen McMahon, chief business officer for the San Jose Unified School District

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