The Number of K-12 Students Per Teacher in California’s Schools Has Dropped Since Approval of Proposition 30
As students across the state return to school, a new Budget Center fact sheet shows that the number of K-12 students per teacher in California has declined since voter approval of Proposition 30 in 2012. This follows a five-year period during which the student-to-teacher ratio in the state steadily grew.
California’s Official Poverty Rate Declined in 2015, but Millions of People Are Still Not Sharing in Our Recent Economic Gains
Drawing from the newly released US Census Bureau poverty data for 2015, a new Budget Center report highlights the economic plight that millions of people in California continue to find themselves in despite our state’s recent economic gains.
Cost of Rent and Food Highlights Inadequacy of SSI/SSP Grants for Seniors and People With Disabilities in California
SSI/SSP grants fall short in allowing access to afford housing, food, and other basic costs of living.