Californias Failing Education System

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California’s Failing Education System

Denise M. Nee

Axia College of University of Phoenix


          Is California’s education system failing us? This is a question that many

      people are pondering these days.   Regardless if the answer to this question is a yes or no there is no doubt that we need to unite and stand up for our schools.
            Due to recent budget cuts in California all our schools, teachers, students,

      classroom sizes, art programs and extracurricular activities have been

      dramatically affected.   To put it simply, funds are being misused because schools are not acquiring proper funding.
          California’s public schools have already been cut more that $11 billion.   Pink slips have already been handed out to at least 27,000 teachers and education support professionals.   California schools currently rank 47th in per-pupil spending.   This is the dismal reality of the crisis that California’s education system is in and we can not let it get worse.   If this projected budget cut request holds true, we could lose up to a total of 350,000 public school teachers.
          According to the website   statistics show that the state of California has more students per teacher than that of the United States as a whole.   Now they are trying to increase the class size by 55% more.


            Parents of public school students need to have a clear understanding of how the schools systems are funded.   If parents have the right knowledge, than they can become more effective advocates for properly funding the public schools.   Many people were unaware of...