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

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Dan Walters’ column appeared in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. In 1984 he moved to The Sacramento Bee, where his column ran until 2017.