This week the big news is Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed 2018-19 budget, his last after a historic four terms as governor. Although he continues to warn of an imminent recession, his budget again projects a lot of new money for K-12 schools and community colleges, including “full funding” of the Local Control Funding Formula, his landmark education financing law, two years sooner than anticipated.
Louis Freedberg and John Fensterwald discuss how Brown proposes to spend the additional money, including a $100 million plan to address a critical shortage of special education teachers, modestly expanding early childhood education, and extending the concept of the Local Control Funding Formula to community colleges which would dramatically change the way they are funded.
Produced by Sarah Tan