Racial inequities in housing and school funding go hand in hand. Districts catering to affluent White families are better funded by far compared to schools with predominantly Black and brown children. This is clearly the case in San Mateo County. We will cover how districts have been drawn up, California public school (under)funding mechanisms, and how the difference is made up in affluent communities. Most importantly, we will dispel myths on how building more homes put a strain on the school district. The opposite is true: more homes brings better per student funding. Cities like Cupertino and Pasadena have seen enrollment go down drastically and schools closed as housing costs become out of reach for families.
David Pollack - Moderator
17th District PTA
San Mateo-Foster City County Board of Education Trustee
Ravenswood Teachers Association
San Mateo County Board of Education, Trustee
San Mateo County Community College Board Trustee
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