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Make Up or Break Up?

How not splitting up the Los Angeles Unified School District has driven education reform.

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California Budget a Mixed Bag for Public Education

K-12 education is spared—for now. It's another story for the state's public colleges and universities.


California's newly inaugurated governor, Jerry Brown, just released his proposed budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year, and it has both good and bad news for education. The good news? Brown says he won't slash any more funding from the state's already decimated K-12 education coffers. The bad? The state's community college and university system is about to feel the pain.

Over the past three years, K-12 schools have borne the brunt of California's education cuts. In a welcome change, Brown's budget "maintains funding at the same level as the current year." But, if the state's voters don't approve tax extensions, K-12 cuts will be back on the table later this spring.

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