Gov. Brown pushes new funding system for California schools (Sacramento Bee, @kyamamura)

December 26, 2012 – After California schools eliminated art programs and increased class sizes to survive budget cuts, they are finally on the verge of getting more money thanks to voter-approved taxes and economic recovery. But K-12 districts may not share equally in the expanding budget pie. Gov. Jerry Brown is pushing hard to overhaul California’s convoluted school funding system. His plan has two major objectives: Give K-12 districts greater control over how they spend money, and send more dollars to impoverished students and English learners.

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