Increase funding for our students
March 25, 2018


Whereas, California’s current funding system is below the national per pupil average of $12,252 per student; and

Whereas, California’s current per pupil funding is $10,291 and places us at 41st in per pupil funding in the nation; and

Whereas, California is the fifth largest economy in the world; and

Whereas, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) has generated a significant increase in funding to schools in California yet we still fall far below the national average; and

Whereas, in California we have an opportunity to be the first in spending and to demonstrate that we put our students’ education first; and

Whereas, a split roll tax would allow the state to receive more tax dollars from commercial and industrial properties by assessing them at current market value; and

Whereas, a split roll tax measure could raise billions of dollars to support our students in public education;

Therefore, be it resolved, that the California Federation of Teachers support the California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act, a split roll tax initiative, and advocate to get the measure on the ballot; and

Be it further resolved, that the CFT advocate for other increased revenue measures that may include, but not be limited to, the following: Congressional House Resolution 2902, the IDEA Full Funding Act (IDEA is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act); carried interest legislation; and the ability for cities and counties to place income tax measures on local ballots; and

Be it finally resolved, that CFT support the 20 X 20 Campaign, which will increase per pupil funding to $20,000 by the year 2020.