Calling all education advocates! California is about to undergo a monumental shift in the way our state funds our public schools. It is a win-win solution for every student attending public school in our state. But your voice is needed to ensure your student receives the benefits of this new formula.
Impact of Brown's Budget on Arts Ed in California
Governor’s Budget Favors Local Autonomy and Eliminates Most Categorical Funding
Action Alert: Encourage Gov. Brown to Support Arts Education
Take action today to encourage Governor Jerry Brown to stand up for arts education in California. California Alliance for Arts Education has distributed an Action Alert regarding two bills, AB 1330 and SB 547. The Governor may take action on these bills as
Update on California Redevelopment Agencies
Two bills in the California assembly, AB1-26 and AB1-27, propose to eliminate redevelopment agencies unless they contribute a total of $1.7 billion in tax money generated by new developments to the state, to be used for schools and public safety. Governor Jerry Brown has been a proponent for dismantling the state's roughly 400 local redevelopment agencies, citing examples of mismanagement of redevelopment funding.
California Moving Forward with Deep Cuts
On Wednesday, the California legislature approved billions of dollars in cuts to state services for the upcoming fiscal year, including welfare, care for the developmentally disabled, mental health and early childhood education, in an attempt to reduce the state's $26 billion budget shortfall.
Give Voters the Opportunity to Decide on Tax Extension Measure
Governor Jerry Brown released his 2011-12 Budget last month. The budget proposes deep cuts in state service ($12.5 billion), a shift in some state programs to local control and a proposal to extend tax increases to generate $12 billion in revenue.