January 24, 2023 – EdSource’s Emma Gallegos and John Fensterwald write about Governor Newsom’s plan to focus additional education dollars on the lowest income schools in the state. Managing Attorney John Affeldt is quoted:

“The Brown administration prioritized the district level and fit the federal school approach into the state accounting system begrudgingly,” said John Affeldt, managing attorney and director of education equity at Public Advocates, a nonprofit law firm. “The assumption was that districts would pay attention to the lowest-performing schools and student groups. Newsom recognizes that hasn’t happened enough, and there needs to be a heavier thumb on the scale to guide districts to pay more attention to them.”

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