February 18, 2016 - In this report, we cover the Governor's estimates of the Proposition 98 minimum guarantee, his overall Proposition 98 spending package, and his specific Proposition 98 proposals. We also provide in-depth analysis of the Governor's proposals for the Local Control Funding Formula, preschool, education mandates, special education, county offices of education, and the High Speed Network. In addition, we include an analysis of teacher workforce trends and we highlight several issues for the Legislature to consider when exploring potentially new workforce policies.
February 20, 2009 - The Supplemental Report of the 2007-08 Budget Act directed our office to reexamine the state’s teacher recruitment goals and assess the effectiveness of teacher recruitment programs designed to meet those goals. This report details our findings. Although the state has spent over $1 billion in teacher recruitment activities, virtually no information exists on the effectiveness of these programs. Research on the teacher workforce, however, suggests that improving teacher support and addressing uncompetitive salaries are the most promising strategies for recruiting and retaining teachers. Thus, we recommend education agencies focus their teacher efforts in these two areas.
May 8, 2018 - Presented to: Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance
May 3, 2018 - Presented to: Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education Finance
March 10, 2020 - In this post, we analyze the Governor’s proposals to increase the capacity of school districts to teach computer science. We first provide background on computer science in California schools, then describe the Governor’s proposals, assess the proposals, and offer associated recommendations.
March 21, 2017 - Presented to: Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance
March 30, 2017 - Presented to Senate Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Education Finance
January 20, 2016 - Presented to: Senate Education Committee
June 2, 2017 - Presented to Budget Conference Committee
April 26, 2016 - Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance
February 16, 1999 - Analysis of the 1999-00 Budget Bill, Education Chapter
March 30, 2016 - Presented to: Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education