CA Budget: Devastating Cuts Place Thousands of Children & Families at Risk
Monday, May 18, 2020
Last Thursday, May 14, Governor Newsom released
budget proposal. While we agreed with his statements about
the need to mitigate learning losses, provide social and
emotional support to students, and keep our public education
system strong, his proposed $100 million cut to afterschool
programs would be a huge setback for children and families in
California who are already disproportionately affected by the
current crisis. CA3
issued this statement in response.
This is not yet a done deal: we still have allies in the legislature working to protect families and the programs they count on every day. In fact, when we fought for critical afterschool funding in the past, increases came from the legislature, not the governor’s budget.