By Doug Ford
The 2015 California School Board Conference was a great event. There was a general feeling of optimism about the way K-12 education is now moving in California with Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Local Control Funding Formula.
There was much concern that the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) guidance needs to be revised and improved. After forty or more years in decline resulting from inadequate financial support, huge population growth, great changes in society and culture, and enormous increases in the amount of knowledge available, we seem to be finally getting K-12 education moving in a positive direction.