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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November 17, 2014 4:26 PM

Opinion: California’s achievement gap needs more than money

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Dan Walters' column appears 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. He and the column moved to The Sacramento Bee in 1984. Contact him at dwalters@sacbee.com or 916-321-1195. Twitter: @WaltersBee