The federal government provides about 8 percent of K-12 dollars, primarily through Title I funding for children from low-income families and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The Obama administration sought to expand leverage over states through the Race to the Top competition, but a deadlock in Congress over reauthorizing the No Child Left Behind Act has left federal policy in flux.
Trump will propose a voucher program; Brown will address the teacher shortage.
California education officials have appealed the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to reject the state’s request to begin phasing in new science tests this spring.
If California does what the U.S. Department of Education says it should do, some students could end up taking two standardized science tests instead of one this spring.
Betsy DeVos also wants to end what she calls "the federalized Common Core."
California has a history of opposition to vouchers that can be used for private school tuition.
High-income families are likely to benefit the most through tax deductions.
In final ESSA regulations, the U.S. Department of Education backs off its demand for a single index.
Trump's nominee is a prominent supporter of school choice programs, including taxpayer-funded vouchers for private school tuition.
What is unknown is whether Trump will make opposition to the Common Core a litmus test for his secretary of education.
The former controversial chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools is now based in California.
Forecasters have little to go on since education wasn't a major theme in the presidential campaign.
GOP emphasis on giving more power to states consistent with California's reforms stressing local control.
State board president, state superintendent say proposed rules on funding for low-income students would intrude on local control and exceed federal authority.
The new California accountability system for schools will use a "report card" format.
Congress has given states more freedom to decide how best to use Title I dollars for low-income children.