As school districts are readying to spend $50 million from the state for ethnic studies curriculum development, they should adopt an ethnic studies course that is inclusive and ensure the process is transparent and open to input.
Funding to train teachers and build school districts' capacity to provide high-quality instruction in math and science is a priority in Gov. Gavin Newsom's budget, but not in the Legislature's. The governor is right.
Personalized learning offers an alternative to students who don't thrive in traditional classroom settings. These public schools need the same protections against the financial disruptions of pandemic-related enrollment declines as other California schools.