New Budget, Big Changes to School Funding

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Governor Jerry Brown's proposed state budget includes a big change in the way schools are funded. Under the plan, school funding would be greatly simplified, with most of the control over how money is spent moving from the state to local districts. How would the proposed changes affect our schools and students?


Michael Kirst, president of the California State Board of Education and professor emeritus of education at Stanford University

Eric Heins, vice president of the California Teacher's Association

Mahala Archer, administrator for special projects for Twin Rivers Unified School District