California’s Challenge: Adequately Funding Education in the 21st Century

This is a report about the adequacy of funding California public schools. The California School Boards Association (CBSA) cares deeply about the systematic underfunding of our schools. CSBA has taken legal action to challenge the state’s dereliction of duties at providing a constitutionally guaranteed right to an equitable educational opportunity by filing a lawsuit, Robles-Wong v. California. In addition, we believe that investing adequately in the education of our children is just good public policy. CSBA has long advocated for a greater investment in public education and includes “fair funding” as one of the five pillars supporting its Policy Platform. The future of California depends on our schools’ abilities to prepare the next generation for college, career and civic life.