A new survey of high school principals by a UCLA institute opens up a window on the impact of the recession and budget cuts. The key findings, as described on the web site of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation.
- California high schools are providing less time, attention and quality programs. As a consequence, student engagement and achievement and progress to college are suffering,
- School reform has all but sputtered to a halt due to staff cutbacks and the elimination of time for professional development,
- California high schools’ growing demand from families experiencing economic crisis at a time when the state is also considering cuts to its social welfare budgets,
- Even as all high schools across the state are impacted by declining budgets, inequality is growing across and within schools.
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