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Stanford event: school financing problems

Original post made by Richard Hine, editor of The Almanac, on Oct 11, 2006

This report is from Stanford University

Michael Kirst, professor emeritus of education and of business administration, and state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, will present an overview of problems facing the financing of California's K-12 schools at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the School of Education's Cubberley Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Kirst also will discuss the findings of a recent school finance tudy and the possibilities of organizing a political coalition that would support finance reform. Both speakers will comment on Proposition 88, a statewide parcel tax to provide additional funding to public schools that will be on the Nov. 7 ballot.

"Financing California Schools: Barriers and Possibilities," part of the Cubberley Lecture series, is presented by the School of ducation and the Haas Center for Public Service.

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