CDF-CA Education Equity
Despite increased funding through Proposition 30 and the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), California’s per pupil funding lags behind, leading to low educational outcomes and persistent disparities based on race, ethnicity, gender, language, and ability level. Even though suspension rates have decreased, disparities, especially for Black students, still exist.
We envision a California where every young person, regardless of background, has access to a high-quality public school education, preparing them for college and careers. We advocate for inclusive, supportive, and protective school environments, ensuring dignity and equitable treatment for all students, especially those who need additional support.
Equipping students with higher needs:
- Implement student-centered, trauma-informed positive school climate policies and practices, mandated and funded for all school districts
- Enforce equitable funding and accountability measures, uplifting disadvantaged students, those with special needs, English learners, foster youth, justice-involved youth, and students of color
- Enhance education access and post-secondary opportunities for justice-involved youth, fostering a path to success and inclusion.