Coping with Education Budget Cuts

Report #118, July 1992


Over the past 15 years, the Commission has examined California’s K-12 education system repeatedly. In numerous reports, the Commission has made recommendations that, if adopted by the State, would result in more effective education programs and more efficient use of taxpayers’ dollars.

This issue paper outlines five areas from previous reports. Specifically, the Commission recommends setting up a program to take over the operation of districts that deficit spend for three years; creating statewide collective bargaining; ensuring that more dollars reach the classroom; consolidating small school districts; and eliminating or regionalizing county offices of education.