June 3, 2022 – Public Advocates’ John Affeldt, Managing Attorney, is quoted in an article by John Fensterwald of EdSource about disagreements emerging between state legislators and the Governor about how to spend billions in new dollars for the state’s public schools.

“We’re concerned that the Legislature is proposing to cut equity-focused investments in the neediest communities in favor of a middle-class expansion of the Local Control Funding Formula,” said John Affeldt, managing attorney and director of educational equity for the nonprofit law firm Public Advocates. “Using a 250% of poverty threshold would dilute the current equity focus of LCFF and send more dollars to districts that are not experiencing the effects of concentrated poverty.”

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