Policy Post 1: “How Does California Rank in Pupil Spending? It all Depends”

In the article, How Does California Rank in Pupil Spending? It all Depends, the author, John Fensterwald discusses the way that states’ student spending is ranked in comparison to the rest of the states. The methods of ranking states change between who is doing the ranking. This can make it misleading to some people. Because … Continue reading Policy Post 1: “How Does California Rank in Pupil Spending? It all Depends” Continue reading

2nd Policy Post: Teacher Shortage

Outside the limelight, rural schools face challenges in finding, and keeping, teachers Many rural schools in California are experiencing teacher shortages. The author of the article focuses on Golden Plains Unified School District, located about 40 miles west of Fresno. About 14% of the teachers only have their intern credential and have not yet completed… Continue reading 2nd Policy Post: Teacher Shortage Continue reading

2nd Policy Post- “CSU $270 tuition hike triggers debate about access and affordability”

https://edsource.org/2017/csu-270-tuition-hike-triggers-debate-about-access-and-affordability/578964 Last Wednesday the tuition increase of $270  for the California State University system was approved and people are speaking up and expressing their fears and discomforts with the new increase. Students activists believe the increase in tuition will force students with low and middle incomes to take less classes or withdraw from school. Some […] Continue reading

Parents Strongly Object to Report Calling for Local Funding of Special Education

In November of 2016, the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), a nonpartisan nonprofit organization, released a report that examines California’s special education finance system. Specifically, the effects of the enactment of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which aims to strengthen decision making at the local level by consolidating many state programs into district … Continue reading Parents Strongly Object to Report Calling for Local Funding of Special Education Continue reading

Policy Post #2 “Ending Medicaid as We Know It Would Spread Pain Throughout California”

http://calbudgetcenter.org/blog/ending-medicaid-as-we-know-it/   Healthcare has been in the news a lot lately. Who is covered, and who isn’t covered? Who’s paying for it? Republican leaders in the House of Representatives have the majority vote and are wielding power towards the federal health care reform. A bill was presented earlier this month, which takes $600 billion dollars … Continue reading Policy Post #2 “Ending Medicaid as We Know It Would Spread Pain Throughout California” Continue reading

Policy Post #2: California’s top education official joins court fight to stop threat of fiscal penalties to sanctuaries

In the article titled California’s top education official joins court fight to stop threat of fiscal penalties to sanctuaries the main focus is the executive order put in place on January 25, 2017 by the newly elected president; Donald Trump. The article’s main focus is on Santa Clara County’s request by State Superintendent of Public … Continue reading Policy Post #2: California’s top education official joins court fight to stop threat of fiscal penalties to sanctuaries Continue reading