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How Will California's Budget Deficit Impact Schools?

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A teacher sits at a classroom table with young students as one student puts his arm tenderly around her neck
Teacher Cintya Valdivia sits with transitional kindergarten students during snack time at the International Community School in Oakland on May 17, 2024. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)

We continue our look at California’s budget shortfall and examine its impact on schools. K-12 education makes up the largest chunk of the budget. Guy is joined by Patrick O’Donnell, the government relations chief for the California School Board Association, to talk about how the shortfall might impact students and teachers, as well as the political turmoil roiling school boards up and down the state.


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