October 6 | San Diego Union Tribune

By Norma Chavez-Peterson & Sylvia Torres-Guillen

Four years ago, the Local Control Funding Formula became law, fundamentally changing the way California funds school districts. It was supposed to usher in a new era giving more power and autonomy to districts, streamlining funding and — most importantly — leveling the playing field for students whom we often leave behind.

Specifically, the law provides school districts with more money to support low-income students, foster youth and English learners. While the American Civil Liberties Union believes the intended changes are critical, much of the law’s promise is still to be fulfilled.

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