A major victory in California’s new budget is a new school funding plan. Almost all districts will have their state funding restored after years of budget cuts, and schools will get more money to be spent on at-risk children and English-learners. The new agreement gives school districts (and principals, teachers, parents and students) the power to decide how to spend those funds, a concept some are hailing as revolutionary. How will this affect or benefit Latino school children?
Guests: Elodia Ortega-Lampkin, Director of Legislative Affairs on the Board of Directors, California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE),www.bilingualeducation.org ; Vanessa Cárdenas, Mother, Leader and Volunteer, Bay Area Parents Leadership and Action Network (PLAN), Oakland, CA, www.parentactionnet.org ; Rigel Massaro, Policy and Legal Advocate, Public Advocates, San Francisco, CA,www.publicadvocates.org
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