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Schools & Money: The Opportunity Ahead

November 16, 2010
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Date: November 16, 2010
Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Location: CSAC Conference Center
    Sacramento, CA
 
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
California’s current system for funding public schools is widely criticized for its inequity and complexity. But in the next few years, demographic and economic projections suggest new opportunities for change. Drawing on two PPIC reports, At Issue: School Finance Reform and Pathways for School Finance in California, Margaret Weston will discuss the system’s key challenges, offer principles for reform, and outline pathways toward a more equitable, adequately funded, and transparent system. A panel discussion will follow.

This study was conducted with funding from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

PARTICIPANTS
Presentation – School Finance Reform
Margaret Weston, Research Associate, PPIC
 
Panel Discussion
Moderator: David Lesher, Government Affairs Manager, PPIC
Jeannie Oropeza, Program Budget Manager, Education Systems Unit, Department of Finance
Gerry Shelton, Chief Consultant, Assembly Education Committee

Jon Sonstelie, Professor of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara
 
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