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Charter Currents: May Revise Budget Proposal Includes Modest Funding Increases Despite Surging State Revenues

Published May 11, 2018 13:47

Governor Brown’s May Revision to his 2018-19 state budget proposal includes a few welcome changes, but no major funding increases for K-12 schools. It proposes an additional increase in the Charter School Facilities Grant Program, increased funding for a slightly higher cost-of-living adjustment, and other minor funding increases for K-12 schools. These modest increases stand apart from legislative proposals to substantially increase LCFF funding. Quoting Isaac Newton who said, “What goes up, must come down,” Brown noted his ongoing concern that despite the state’s economic recovery—the second largest in California history—the state cannot afford to expand ongoing funding commitments and must ...


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