Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord) comments on California budget proposal released today by Governor Jerry Brown:
“The Governor’s budget proposal devotes special attention to helping schools transition to the new Smarter Balanced Assessments by designating $46.5 million to implement AB 484, which I authored, to establish a more advanced student assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English-language arts and mathematics beginning in the 2014-15 school year. These new, computer-based assessments reflect the real world knowledge needed for young people to succeed in college and careers.
Bonilla comments on California budget 2014-2015
Additionally, the Governor is further reinvesting in education by closing the gap on remaining deferrals to K-12 schools, boosting Prop 98 funding by $10 billion, and continuing to implement the Local Control Funding Formula to provide school districts with a higher level of base funding while also providing additional resources for low income students, English language learners and foster youth.
Finally, one thing we’ve learned over the past several years is how volatile our state economy can be with alternating boom and bust cycles. That’s why it’s critically important to continue to save in years when revenues are high in order to ride out the lean years and avoid cuts to education and social services in the future.”
Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord) was elected in November 2010 and represents California’s 14th Assembly District, which includes portions of Contra Costa County and Solano County.