This week, John and Louis review memorable events of 2018 — including the November gubernatorial and state superintendent elections, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision eroding the power of public unions, Jerry Brown’s goal of “fully” funding his funding formula — and their implications moving forward.

They also discuss important stories that EdSource covered — on homelessness, lead in school drinking water and school discipline.

And we get an update from EdSource reporter Zaidee Stavely about the effect on immigrant families — especially children — of the Trump administration’s proposed restrictions on granting green cards to people who have received government support such as food stamps or Medi-Cal.

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