When the Legislature and Governor Newsom approved the budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year, they defunded the educations of tens of thousands of California’s schoolchildren, valuing the worth of their educations at ZERO.
These students were new students at school districts and nonprofit public charter schools across California and are entitled to receive public educations at the schools where they chose to enroll. But, instead of funding their educations, the State’s leaders prioritized funding for phantom students – paying institutions with declining enrollment for the students who decided to attend school elsewhere.
#FundAllKidsNow is a shared campaign to bring awareness to school funding inequality in the State of California. You can help by sharing videos and other content available to your own social media channels. Then get your family and friends to share the information you’ve posted. Be sure to check out the #FundAllKidsNow Resources page for more content and check back regularly for updates. And don’t forget to add #FundAllKidsNow, #NCBcharterschools, and #SchoolChoiceMatters to your posts.
Jerry Simmons, ESQ.
Lee Rosenberg, ESQ.
Kaela Haydu, ESQ.
YM&C #FundAllKidsNow information does not constitute legal advice but is solely intended as a general resource to assist charter schools. For specific legal advice under the particular facts of your school’s situation, legal counsel should be consulted.