My wife, her mother, a brother-in-law and two of her sisters all work for the same Southern California school district.
Their district has traditionally been a lower-income district, although with the new $200K-$400K homes being built on the southern end of town, that's changing. And they have a lot of "at-risk" students.
So they get some funding that other districts don't. But funding for all California school districts has been, and continues to be, cut to the bone.
Fullerton's down in Orange County, on the way to Anaheim. I'm not sure what their economic makeup is, but I'm reasonably sure they are better off than my wife's district. I don't know that any part of Orange County can reasonably be considered low-rent -- indeed, much of the O.C. consists of very affluent suburbs and exurbs of Los Angeles.
I think I have to agree with that sentiment. But to make some kind of educated judgement about whether this program is fair or not, I'd have to have more details ...
I agree with both of those statements too, and unfortunately I don't believe there are any easy answers.
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