Money doesn’t solve all problems, but it will certainly solve some.
The scores shown above are actually an improvement! (See video in the “Background” section). We were once #1, and then fell to the bottom. Still, many schools don’t have full-time nurses, counselors or library access and there’s remains huge inequalities between school districts. “…researchers aim to put a price tag on what it would cost to provide an adequate education in the state. … the state would need to add another $22.1 billion “for all students to have had the opportunity to meet the goals set by the State Board of Education” and bring spending up to about $16,800 per student, which is still less than what states in the Northeast spend, the report says. Addressing the needs of low-income students and English learners would take roughly $3,000 to $4,000 more.”
Yesterday, May 22nd, was California Educators Day. A bunch of our hard-working teachers thought it important enough to make their way to Sacramento to talk to their legislators. Let’s help push their message over the line and re-fund our school system!