SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— California is a wealthy state but, according to a new study, it spends less on K-12 education than much of the rest of the country.
The findings come from the California Budget Project and suggest the state needs to do a better job of funding its public schools.
“(California) has more income per-capita than the rest of the U.S.,” said the project’s senior policy analyst Jonathan Kaplan. $47,000 of personal per capita income to be exact.
He said the temporary tax increases that were approved by voters last year under Proposition 30 have helped.