More Money for Your Schools? A Closer Look at Local Control Funding

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NAM Briefing for Ethnic Media Journalists

What: California’s current school funding system has been variously described as “irrational,” “ineffective” and “inequitable.” Looking to address the issue, Gov. Jerry Brown in January announced his plan for a Local Control Funding Formula, which calls for redirecting dollars toward districts with higher numbers of special needs students, including English Language Learners and those from low-income households. With the debate heating up as we head toward the final budget deadline in July, NAM will be hosting a briefing for ethnic media journalists on how the formula will impact your communities.

Jonathan Kaplan, Senior Policy Analyst, California Budget Project
Arun Ramanathan, Executive Director, Education Trust-West
John Fensterwald, Editor and Reporter, EdSource Today

When: Wed. March 13, 2013 11 a.m.-12 p.m. (Lunch will be provided)

Where: New America Media, 209 9th Street, Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103

RSVP: Peter Schurmann,, 415-503-4170