California School Boards Association
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Full & Fair Funding: Move California's school funding into the top 10 states nationally
We are calling on the California Legislature to raise school funding to the national average by 2020 and to the average of the top 10 states by 2025. One of the wealthiest states in the country -- and one of the richest societies in the world -- should have no less than Full and Fair Funding for public education. www.fullandfairfunding.org Despite boasting the fifth-largest economy in the world and the highest gross domestic product of any state, California sits near the bottom nationally in nearly every significant measure of school funding and school staffing. Adjusted for cost of living, California ranks 41st in per-pupil funding. We're 45th in the percentage of taxable income spent on education, 45th in student-teacher ratios, and 48th in staff per student. That’s not good enough for our children, our state, or our future. California is the home of innovation and opportunity — we’ve never been content with average. To meet the needs of 6.2 million public school students and prepare them for an increasingly competitive, complex, and technological world, we simply must do more. We must secure Full and Fair Funding for public schools. Learn more at: www.fullandfairfunding.org Let's provide every California student with a high-quality education and the resources needed for success in college, career, and civic life.