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EdSource Reports Explain Schools' Financial Situation

In an attempt to raise public awareness of the severe budget cuts California schools have experienced over the last three years and prevent further declines in school funding, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has declared a "state of financial emergency in California schools."

EdSource has published three separate reports that explain much of the factual basis behind this declaration. All are free to download!

School Finance Highlights 2010-11
This new report discusses the budgetary decisions made in 2010-11 that will affect K-12 education this year and going forward. Provides important context for understanding Gov. Brown's 2011-12 budget proposal and its potential impact on K-12 education.

Challenging Times
This December 2010 report examines the financial circumstances of California's school districts and their actions to cope with the demand to "do more with less."

How California Ranks
This September 2010 report compares California's education expenditures and other key indicators with those of other states.

Get updates on the budget at the EdSource Forum
California's independent Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor will present the most current information on the state budget, including a timely analysis of the governor's budget proposal and Sacramento budget decisions and actions.

The Future for Public Education in California
March 18, 2011 8:30 am - 3 p.m.
Hyatt Regency, Irvine

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