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.
A nearly $10 billion education rainy day fund and districts' own reserves would protect schools according to state analysts. At issue is how much funding Newsom and the Legislature should to commit to ongoing spending.