Costs and Casualties of K-12 Education in California

Report #111, June 1991


California spends more than $27 billion on K-12 education. In this report, the Commission examines educational costs in an attempt to determine where education dollars are being spent and how much reaches the classroom. In addition, the study addresses one of the most critical problems facing education today — the dropout rate. The Commission makes five findings and 11 recommendations regarding financial responsibility and obligations, current school funding methods, collective bargaining, and the State’s efforts to reduce the dropout rate.