Gov. Jerry Brown’s Local Control Funding Formula, LCFF, is aimed at closing the wide academic achievement gap between poor and/or “English-learner” students and more privileged kids. However, improving the educations of underprivileged youngsters involves more – much more – than simply spending additional money, even if it is focused.
Gov. Jerry Brown’s Local Control Funding Formula, LCFF, is aimed at closing the wide academic achievement gap between poor and/or “English-learner” students and more privileged kids. However, improving the educations of underprivileged youngsters involves more – much more – than simply spending additional money, even if it is focused. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
Gov. Jerry Brown’s Local Control Funding Formula, LCFF, is aimed at closing the wide academic achievement gap between poor and/or “English-learner” students and more privileged kids. However, improving the educations of underprivileged youngsters involves more – much more – than simply spending additional money, even if it is focused. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
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Opinion: California’s achievement gap needs more than money

November 17, 2014 04:26 PM

UPDATED November 17, 2014 08:15 PM

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