Late last night, the Legislature approved a majority vote budget that maintains current levels of funding for K-12 education, if the revenue assumptions it is based on hold true.
This budget does not reflect the stable, long-term solution we hoped for. And it does not protect and invest in children at a level that our children need.
This is, in large part, because the Governor was not able to secure the necessary two-thirds vote in the Legislature for the extension of temporary taxes.
However, the “worst case” scenario, an "all cuts" budget solution was avoided.
While far from perfect, this budget shows that your voices and those of other education advocates were heard in Sacramento.
Thanks to everyone who wrote a letter, sent an e-mail, participated in a rally, made a call or visited their legislator. You truly made a difference for the children of California.
Read this for a brief first look at the K-12 education budget.