“California shouldn’t rank 41st nationally in any area of significance, much less education. If we want all children to achieve at high levels — and we say that we do — then we must create conditions that are conducive to success. That starts by giving our schools the resources needed to prepare all students for success in college, career and civic life.”

—CSBA CEO & Executive Director Vernon M. Billy

“Achievement gaps are defined by access and opportunity and caused by critically underfunding schools. We feel the state is in a position to strengthen the education system with an equity focus that builds our next generation of leaders.”

—Association of California School Administrators Executive Director, Dr. Wesley Smith