Schools for Sale: The Unintended Costs of Education Philanthropy

By Tucker Brofft, MPP/MBA Candidate 2019   Who really influences K-12 education? There are a host of potential answers; the Department of Education sets national policies, the states set education standards, and your local school board makes decisions around curriculum. This question is also complicated by the financial crises many school districts are suffering. School … Continue reading Schools for Sale: The Unintended Costs of Education Philanthropy

Harnessing County Level Prop 47 Savings

By Rebecca Wegley, MPP Candidate 2017 Originally published by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ), June 2016 Proposition 47, the Safe Neighborhood and Schools Act, passed by California voters in November 2014, effectively reduced the status of several low-level property and drug offenses from felonies to misdemeanors. While Prop 47 mandates that state … Continue reading Harnessing County Level Prop 47 Savings