May 14, 2020

The coming storm: big budget cuts, rising costs for CA schools

By one projection, a 15{310f4324ad65b0a2030a48dd153b38f905c81f5512720fdadc65be8f0797b958} cut may await schools in 2020-21…

EDSOURCE– As unemployment soars and the outlook for a steep recession looms, analysts are cranking new data into old forecasts, and the projected impact on education funding is ugly — probably a bigger dollar cut next year than the worst year in the Great Recession. Whether school districts, community colleges and early education programs will feel the full impact may depend on how much Governor Newsom funds them beyond the statutory minimum.

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John Fensterwald writes about education policy and its impact in California.