Dan Walters: Complexity obscures California school money

When Gov. Jerry Brown labeled the state budget a “pretzel palace of incredible complexity,” he almost certainly had in mind the budget’s largest, most complicated piece – financing schools.

Proposition 98, a measure that barely won voter approval in 1988, supposedly dictates what schools and their 6 million students are to receive from state and local taxes, but it’s so dense that only a few analysts profess to understand it, and they rarely agree.

Rather than take politics out of school finance, therefore, Proposition 98 invites political manipulation.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/08/19/4738410/dan-walters-complexity-obscures.html#mi_rss=Dan%20Walters#storylink=cpy

via Dan Walters: Complexity obscures California school money.

Comments are closed.