The May Revise compresses the amount of time the legislature can scrutinize Gov Brown's Weighted Student Funding proposal, which is part of his plan to balance the budget. A joint Assembly-Senate session that would've given lawmakers an opportunity to ask questions on WSF was cancelled, and will have to be rescheduled in early June — just days before the passage of the budget by June 30.
"…The Education Coalition, consisting of associations representing unions, school boards, school administrators, and the state PTA, oppose moving on finance reform this year, on the grounds that long-suffering districts need money restored before redistributing what they now have. Brown has proposed phasing in finance reform over six years, but the Ed Coalition remains resistant and worried about the impact of a major reform on the tax initiative voters will consider in November (i.e., don’t rock the boat now)."
Weighted formula in waiting | Thoughts on Public Education
With the cancellation of today’s joint hearing with the Senate and Assembly Education Committees, the Brown administration has dodged – for now – tough questioning on the governor’s plan for a weighted student formula. …The Education Coalition, consisting of associations representing unions, schoo…