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Study Compliments and Questions Brown’s Funding Formula

John Fenserwald - EdSource- February 2013

Heather Rose, associate professor in the UC Davis School of Education and Margaret Weston, a PhD student in the School and a PPIC research fellow, wrote an analysis of Gov. Jerry Brown’s recently announced plan for school finance reform. The analysis was done under the auspices of the Public Policy Institute of California. 

“The governor’s series of reform proposals are in keeping with many of the principles of good school finance reform,” conclude Weston and Rose. And his “very explicit and simple” Local Control Funding Formula funnels additional resources to students who most need them. But achieving a consensus on the formula “faces a specific and difficult challenge: agreeing on the appropriate weights for disadvantaged students,” they said. Read John Fenserwald’s article at EdSource.

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