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How Will Gov. Jerry Brown’s Plan To Overhaul Education Funding Impact San Diego?

Evening Edition

Aired 5/7/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.

Guests

Marty Block, California state senator (D-San Diego), chair of Senate Budget Subcommittee on Education

Lora Duzyk, assistant superintendent of business services for the San Diego County Office of Education

Transcript

The debate is taking shape over Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to dramatically change the way education funding is distributed in California. The governor's plan, called the Local Control Funding formula, boosts funding to all school districts and takes away many of the state mandates on how the money is to be used. A key element of the plan, known as a concentration grant, gives additional funds to districts in which 50 percent of the students population qualify as disadvantaged.

The governor's plan has been called revolutionary, and not all legislators in Sacramento are ready to sign on. In fact, the state Senate, has introduced its own education funding bill, SB 69, which recommends changes to Gov. Brown's plan.

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