LA Times Says California Should Require Detailed School Spending Plans

The Los Angeles Times (12/2) editorializes that draft regulations for California Gov. Jerry Brown’s new formula for funding public schools should require schools to submit plans concentrating spending on disadvantaged students in order to win approval for funding. Under Brown’s plan, schools will receive an additional 20% in funding for each low-income or non-fluent student. If the state does not take some measures to ensure the money is spent on programs to help these disadvantaged students it will allow schools to spend the extra funding on other things that may be of less benefit.