Basic Math: Children - Critical Public Services = Declining Academic Achievement

The Santa Clara Weekly

March 20, 2013


So what happened during the 2008-2009 school year? The California state budget crisis. Over the last five years, children have been disproportionately "slashed" from the state budget, according to the Children’s Defense Fund of California (, and their lives have been directly impacted by cuts in education, health services, social services, and other kinds of family supports.
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