We Need Fairness and Equity In School Funding NOW!
  • Petitioned Speaker of the Assembly John A. Perez

This petition was delivered to:

Speaker of the Assembly John A. Perez
Senator Kevin De Leon
Senator Ricardo Lara
Senator Mark Leno
Senator Loni Hancock
Assembly Member Bob Blumenfield
California Governor
California State House
California State Senate
California-006
State Sen. Darrell Steinberg

We Need Fairness and Equity In School Funding NOW!

    1. Petition by

      The Campaign for Quality Education

California’s schools are in dire need of help. More than one in five children in California live in poverty, and nearly half of all K–12 students participate in the federal free and reduced-price meal programs provided to students from low-income families. In addition, close to one quarter of California’s K–12 students are English learners who need more support in their education.

Over and over again, California Standards Test results show that students from low-income backgrounds and English learners have lower test scores, lower graduation rates, and are the least eligible for college admissions, revealing a great achievement gap between students in California based on income level and English proficiency. Although it’s clear that poor students and English learners need more support and resources in order to close that gap, as the Getting Down to Facts studies and the Governor’s Committee on Education Excellence have acknowledged, their needs have been unmet for decades. In fact, similar sized school districts with similar student demographics receive widely varying amounts of state support for no rational reason.

Moving to a weighted student formula is the right thing to do for all of California’s students! Members of the California Legislature must work with the Governor and other stakeholders – including parents, students, and their families – to create a new, more equitable school funding formula for all students THIS YEAR. Poor students and English learners cannot wait!

Sources:
http://www.edsource.org/stu_achivegap.html
http://irepp.stanford.edu/projects/cafinance.htm
http://everychildprepared.org/docs/5finance.pdf

 

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    • Janet Perez HAYWARD, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Let money not be an obstacle to students who are brilliant and just need more quality access to better resources and tools to better do their job. This will better their personal lives, which translates to better for their families and community.

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    • Jiro Palmieri OAKLAND, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      I've experienced California public schools throughout my youth and I am invested in organizing the fairness and equity that all students deserve.

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    • Katy Nunez-Adler OAKLAND, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      I am a parent of 2 public school students and I care deeply about equitable access to great education.

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    • Camille Santana OAKLAND, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      All young people deserve equal access to high quality education and a fair chance at being adequately prepared to access higher education. JUSTICE FOR ALL PEOPLE.

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    • Jack DeJesus OAKLAND, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Education is a human right for ALL

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