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.
School Vouchers: What They Are and Why They Are Problematic
This analysis examines K-12 school vouchers and the issues they could raise for California, which include hurting small school districts and negatively impacting student academic achievement.
What Might Federal “Back-Door” Vouchers Mean for California, and What Are State Policymakers’ Options?
This post examines what voucher-like programs could mean for California’s public schools and provides options for how state policymakers could mitigate the impact on schools if such programs were enacted.
Proposal to Eliminate Federal Support for Certain K-12 Programs Would Hurt Students in Every Part of California
This analysis examines President Trump’s proposal to eliminate federal support for a key K-12 education program and the potential impact on California.