“Today I voted against the school omnibus budget because at the end of the day, this budget widens the funding gap between school districts, not closes it. By placing a priority on funding for-profit charter schools and cyber schools over our traditional public schools, we leave a majority of our kids behind. While school districts struggle to pass operating budgets that rely completely on state funding, we must take a closer look at how Proposal A, a 20-year-old law, funds our schools. As the budget process moves forward, I will continue to be a strong voice for fully funding traditional public schools, investing in early childhood education, and supporting our kids from college to career.”