Source: EdSource

The following are excerpts from statements issued by education leaders or from comments made in interviews with EdSource

Governor Brown’s budget acknowledges the basic fact that students who enter school with additional needs require additional resources in order to close opportunity and achievement gaps. … As the governor refines his proposal, we encourage him to stay committed to ensuring that the additional funding generated by high-need students is used to support their needs. His plan should require districts to be transparent about school- and district-level spending, provide mechanisms for parent and community involvement (including maintaining school site councils), and hold districts accountable for improved academic outcomes. – The Education Trust-West

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