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.
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.
California’s Support for K-12 Education Is Improving, but Still Lags the Nation
This Fact Sheet examines how California ranks among the nation in terms of K-12 spending. the number of students per teacher, and the number of students per staff.