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Education Groups Mulling Over Governor's Funding Changes

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, January 14, 2013

From teachers unions to school administrators, there's wide relief over the potential of an extra $2.7 billion for K though 12 schools.

The governor also proposed changing the school funding formula so that more money goes to schools with more low-income students or English language learners.

Dean Vogel, President of California Teachers Association, says he's glad that Brown recognizes it costs more to educate some students.

Vogel: "We're very interested in the concept around this new formula and we've got a lot of questions, and we're hopeful as we move through this budget process we'll address those."

A similar funding proposal from Brown stalled last year.

But the California School Boards Association says this one gives school boards more authority to decide how to fund economically-disadvantaged students.

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