The underlying data for this post are available for download. Download the Supporting Effective Instruction (SEI) grants funding by congressional district or by K-12 school district. Special thanks to Budget Center Senior Policy Analyst Sara Kimberlin for her assistance in preparing these data sets. As we blogged about recently, President Trump’s budget blueprint for federal “discretionary” spending […]
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This Fact Sheet shows that despite California’s significant increase in K-12 spending per student since 2012-13, it still trails the nation as a whole.
Approved by the voters in 2014, Proposition 47 reclassified several nonviolent drug and property crimes from felonies to misdemeanors, with the result that state prison is generally no longer a sentencing option for these offenses. The measure also created a process for individuals who were previously convicted of these offenses to apply for resentencing. By […]
Tomorrow’s State Board of Education (SBE) meeting will mark another step toward the state’s development of a new accountability system for K-12 schools, a key component of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) — the state’s K-12 school funding formula. While most of the attention at the SBE meeting is likely to focus on the […]
This webinar featured Senior Policy Analyst Jonathan Kaplan discussing a Budget Center analysis — “California’s Support for K-12 Education Ranks Low by Almost Any Measure” — that examines how California’s K-12 education spending compares to that in other states.
This fact sheet shows that California K-12 spending lags the nation using nearly any measure of school funding. California ranks 42nd among all states and the District Columbia in K-12 spending per student, based on a new Budget Center analysis that adjusts the most recent spending figures for differences in states’ costs of living.
Back to Main Report Page ← Previous Section Next Section → Due to Higher Revenues, the Budget Agreement Increases Funding for Schools and Community Colleges Approved by voters in 1988, Proposition 98 constitutionally guarantees a minimum level of funding for K-12 schools, community colleges, and the state preschool program. (This section discusses K-12 education and […]
A valuable way of comparing states’ investment in schools is to look at K-12 spending as a share of each state’s overall economy. Unlike other commonly used measures, such as K-12 spending per student, this approach accounts for the personal income received by residents in each state, thus providing a more meaningful comparison that better reflects the financial resources available to support schools and other public […]
The California Budget & Policy Center this morning released a new fact sheet that shows how Proposition 30 revenues have helped increase state support for K-12 schools. This analysis shows that in the period since voters approved Proposition 30’s temporary tax increases in November 2012, the gap between California’s per student spending and that in the rest of the US has narrowed substantially, […]
The CBP yesterday released a new School Finance Facts report, comparing California student demographics, education spending, and school staffing to that in the rest of the US. This analysis finds that the state’s investment in K-12 schools lags the nation, even as California faces unique challenges in educating its 6.2 million public school students. Rising to the […]