With the passage of Proposition 30 in 2012, the state is finally reinvesting in, rather than cutting, education funding. However, years of budget problems have taken a toll on California's education system and our students. California public schools rank last in the nation for the number of teachers per student, as well as in the number of librarians, counselors and critical support staff.
During the recession, our public schools lost over $50 billion in funding. We can't afford to go back to that. That's why CSEA supports maintaining the tax rate on the wealthiest Californians – not handing them a tax cut that would cut $4 billion from our schools annually...More
Get the most recent CSEA updates on the California state budget and how it will impact classified employees and public education...More
California's new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) gives districts more local control on education spending, while requiring them to increase and improve services for students who are foster children, economically disadvantaged and English language learners. County Offices of Education will be tasked with approving district educational spending plans. CSEA chapters are strongly encouraged to become involved in the development of their district’s spending plan. Learn More