California’s K-12 spending exceeds $20,000 per pupil

By Edward Ring
“It’s not enough. We’re still 41st in the nation in per pupil funding. Something needs to change. We need to have an honest conversation about how we fund our schools at a state and local level,” –  California Governor Gavin Newsom, State of the State Address, February 12, 2020 It should come as no surprise that Governor...

TAGS: Edward Ring, Gavin Newsom, Public Policy Institute of California, school bonds

Commentators Question Value, Motivations of California Legislature’s Far Left Political Agenda

By David Kersten
The 2015-16 Legislative Session is in the books but some high-profile commentators are questioning what appears to be a far leftward drift in the policy agenda of the liberal California Democrat Legislature that has forgotten about the state’s middle class and the need to grow our economy. The dust has not even settled on the end of session battles, and there is...

TAGS: Jon Coupal, Public Policy Institute of California