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Educación de calidad y equitativa

Como sobrino de uno de los Nueve de Little Rock, que fueran los primeros en eliminar la discriminación en las escuelas públicas americanas, Reggie conoce íntimamente la importancia de una educación de calidad. Es por eso que, a lo largo de su vida, Reggie ha luchado para defender y mejorar nuestras escuelas públicas.

Pero las escuelas públicas de California todavía se están recuperando de la última recesión y de décadas de recortes, y ahora se enfrentan a las consecuencias presupuestarias de nuestra actual catástrofe económica. Y la desigualdad en el acceso a la educación de calidad sigue siendo generalizada, y de carácter profundamente racial.

En la Asamblea, Reggie ha luchado para asegurar que todos los estudiantes de California tengan acceso a una educación pública de alta calidad, invirtiendo en las escuelas más desatendidas, financiando completamente las escuelas públicas, terminando con la vía directa de la escuela a la prisión, y garantizando colegios y universidades públicas gratuitas.

Si es reelegido, Reggie luchará para brindar a nuestras escuelas la financiación necesaria para atravesar este tiempo sin precedentes y seguirá trabajando por un sistema de financiación más equitativo en la educación de nuestro Estado para que los estudiantes de toda California puedan tener los mismos recursos en el aula. Además, Reggie sabe que necesitamos continuar haciendo más accesible y asequible el sistema de educación superior de alto nivel de California, para que cada estudiante en el Estado tenga la oportunidad de asistir a una de nuestras escuelas.

EN SACRAMENTO, REGGIE HA MEJORADO LA JUSTICIA EDUCATIVA MEDIANTE:

Mejoras en la financiación de las escuelas de formación profesional y de enseñanza preescolar

  • Protected LA schools from cuts during COVID-19 crisis and provided $5.5 billion to help schools manage impact of COVID closure.

  • Championed an overhaul of our K-12 education funding system to benefit underserved schools by providing additional funds to schools serving English learners, low-income students and students in foster care.

  • Supported greater funding for special education, including $1.5 billion to help special needs students manage impact of COVID closure.

  • Increased career technical education funding

 

La lucha por una educación secundaria gratuita

  • Introduced legislation that, if passed, will create a workgroup to set California on a path towards free college.

  • Championed making the first two years of community college free for full time students

  • Consistently supports an increase in Cal Grants to make college more affordable.

 

El combate de la vía directa de la escuela a la prisión

  • Authored legislation that creates the Schools Not Prisons Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund as a voluntary income tax return donation.  Funds go as grants to nonprofits for the purpose of funding academic and career readiness programs that break the school to prison pipeline.

  • Authored legislation that removes references to "at-risk" or "high-risk" youth in the education and penal code, replacing them with "at-promise" to recognize the potential of each child.

  • Introduced and authored legislation that encourages schools to detail the appropriate roles and responsibilities of certain school staff including police officers on campus.

  • Authored legislation that would ensure that continuation school was not used as an alternative to expulsion and that no student groups is disproportionately sent to continuation schools.

 

Asegurando la equidad en el aula

  • Co-author of legislation that requires the development and adoption of model curriculum in ethnic studies for high schools.

  • Authored legislation that restricts the ability of schools to place students in courses without any real classroom content.  This was in response to a lawsuit against seven school districts that found students of color, especially English Learners, were disproportionately placed in classes titled “home” or “work-experience” but did not have any true classroom content, robbing students of their education.

  • Authored legislation that requires the Department of Education to take steps to ensure that foster students and their families are aware of their educational rights.

  • Authored legislation that requires teachers at all schools, including charter schools, to be checked annually to ensure that they hold the proper credentials to teach the course to which they are assigned.

  • Authored legislation that protects student victims when reporting abuses by school employees.

  • Co-authored legislation that protects the health of school children by providing safeguards around vaccinations and attendance in public schools.

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