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.