The right priorities? Reactions to Gov. Newsom's K-12 budget for 2022-23

Source: EdSource Staff

"This new budget goes bigger, allocating even more money for after-school programs and universal transitional kindergarten implementation for approximately 56,000 kids."

The week, Gov. Gavin Newsom built on last year’s record state budget with a 2022-23 spending plan that tops it.

Schools from transitional kindergarten to high school and community colleges would receive $102 billion plus $16 billion in a windfall surplus from this year. Within those big numbers are programs, priorities and new commitments that will be shaped by the public’s response and debated through June in the Legislature.

EdSource has asked observers, advocates, students and legislators to initiate the discussion with their first take on the governor’s budget for 2022-23.

Scroll down and click on the photos to read their thoughts.

Read Assemblymember McCarty's statement hereThe right priorities? Reactions to Gov. Newsom’s K-12 budget for 2022-23 | EdSource