January 10, 2024 – EdSource’s John Fensterwald analyzes current TK-12 and higher education funding in California, which has been steadily increasing since 2012, and provides a deep analysis of what California Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2024-2025 budget means for education in the state. Newsom would protect schools and community colleges by covering the current year’s shortfall and meeting the minimum funding obligation in 2024-25. However, increased funding for the California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems would be deferred for this year. He spoke with Managing Attorney John Affledt for a reaction to the governor’s proposal:

“In the face of a large deficit, it’s reassuring that the governor committed to maintaining his transformative investments in education, including community schools, universal TK, and the equity multiplier,” said John Affeldt, managing attorney for the student advocacy nonprofit Public Advocates. “That the governor particularly called them out with a ‘don’t touch’ message to the Legislature indicates he’ll fight hard to maintain them.”

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