President Biden had said he wanted to triple funding for Title 1 schools.
Today, he settled for a six percent increase.
It was great he got so much money to schools during the pandemic. But that was all temporary.
We’ll probably be better off in California because of Prop 98, which requires that a certain percentage of the state budget has to be spent on K-12 schools, and because of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) instituted in 2013, which requires that high-needs schools get more resources.
Nevertheless, all schools everywhere are going to take a hit.
You can learn more at Chalkbeat’s article, Biden hoped to reshape school funding. A new budget deal shows that’s not likely anytime soon.