June 29, 2021 – EdSource’s John Fensterwald reports on the $236 billion 2021-22 budget bill now headed to Governor Newson’s desk. The budget reflects an unprecedented investment into K-12 public education as well as provides substantive and ongoing funding to California’s colleges and Universities. Public Advocates’ John Affeldt is quoted in the article:
“Taken together, these investments represent a monumental win for low-income students of color, their families and schools,” said John Affeldt, managing attorney for the nonprofit law firm Public Advocates. “With the record amount of state and federal funding going to school districts this year, communities, educators and advocates will have an extraordinary opportunity to re-imagine and rebuild our public education system and redress deep-rooted inequity.”
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