Priority 2: Ensure fair funding that rewards results
Putting students first means that state resources must follow the student and that those who need more support will get it.
Fiscal incentives should be aligned to support achievement and reward excellence, promote behavioral changes, and support a focus on achievement. Just pumping more money into a system that structurally impedes success will not deliver the results our children deserve and our future requires.
The Committee's report, Students First: Renewing Hope for California's Future, summarizes its recommendations for fair funding of California's schools. Detailed recommendations are available in the Ensure Fair Funding chapter of the Committee's Technical Report.