An educational system that ensures every student has the chance to succeed is the key to broadening opportunity as well as to providing our state with the skilled, productive workforce necessary to drive long-term economic growth. By analyzing state spending and other policies related to K-12 schools, community colleges, and the state universities, the Budget Center highlights how California can strengthen its most basic investment in the state’s future and improve outcomes for all students, especially those who are disadvantaged.
Increased Funding for Schools and Community Colleges Depends on Higher Revenues
This Fact Sheet discusses the linkage between state revenues and spending on K-14 education and examines the impact of Proposition 30’s temporary tax increases, approved by voters in 2012.
State Spending Per Student at CSU and UC Remains Near the Lowest Point in More Than 30 Years
This Budget Center analysis shows a long-term trend of declining state support for California State University and the University of California.
California Has the Most K-12 Students Per Teacher
California had a student-to-teacher ratio of 26-to-1 in 2013-14, higher than any other state.