California only pays for schools when kids go to class.
New bill would change that formula
A Democratic lawmaker wants to use part of the state’s projected $31 billion budget surplus to increase funding for schools and change how California pays for public education. A new bill by Sen. Anthony Portantino would alter schools’ funding formula, shifting from one that’s based on average daily attendance to one based on total enrollment.
California for decades has based its school funding on student attendance, which Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge, and supporters say unfairly punishes low-income districts that have higher rates of absenteeism and truancy.
DAWG SAYS: IF PASSED THE SCHOOLS WILL MAKE EVEN A LESS EFFORT TO GET KIDS IN CLASS, NO MOTIVATION TO GET THEIR JOB DONE.