Spike in Calif. Deficit Raises New Concerns
California education groups are increasingly worried that even a proposed state tax increase won't be enough to solve school funding woes, after the state announced that its budget deficit had grown to nearly $16 billion.
When Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, announced a dramatic spike in the deficit this month, he continued to press for protecting K-12 and higher education funding despite the gloomier fiscal numbers.
But education advocacy groups still worry about education spending and expressed concern that even the high-stakes November initiative would not be enough to solve serious...
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