Chapter One: The California Budget & Education Funding 

The Equity Project

The Equity Project is a case study of the Capistrano Unified School District that will illustrate how California education funding laws and legislative policies have taken California's public education system from number one in the world, to 45th in the Nation. The goal of the project is to educate California Taxpayers and policy makers in an effort to provide plausible solutions that can be implemented to ensure that no child in the State of California is denied equality of educational opportunity. 

In order for this project to be completed, please consider a donation to The Equity Project If every family within CUSD Boundaries gave me $1 this project would be well funded.

 

California educates 6.2 million of the nations 50.7 million K-12 public school students.

California’s failure to educate its students will greatly impact how educated the Nation is as a whole, and how well prepared the Nation will be to compete with its peers around the world in the future.

I am a long-time student and taxpayer advocate in the Capistrano Unified School District in Orange County California. I started advocating in 2010 when I was a PTA Executive Board Member, and Legislative Representative for my child's local elementary School. 

I started CUSDWatch to provide the Public with an easier way to follow local school board meetings. In doing so I gathered a lot of education data.  I saw first hand, the  implementation and effect that Common Core and California's new Local Control Funding Formula have had on our schools. I have years of academic performance data that shows that a continued lack of adequate funding has resulted in a notable decline in academic performance of students across all demographics.

The EQUITY PROJECT, is a case study of the Capistrano Unified School District. The project will illustrate how California education funding laws and legislative policies have taken California's public education system from number one in the world to 45th in the Nation.

The goal of the project is to educate California Taxpayers and provide plausible solutions that can be implemented to ensure that no child in the State of California is denied equality of educational opportunity.

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Donations will be used to publish the story of how California's Public Education System went from #1 in the world to 45th in the Nation.

The Story Begins - CHAPTER ONE: The California Budget & Education Funding