Rethinking public school funding in California

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Protestors at the LAUSD teachers strike on Jan. 14. Photo by Saul Gonzalez.

LAUSD teachers are striking for the second day. Many people are questioning the state’s model for funding schools. California spends around $10,800 per pupil, which is less than the national average. But maybe that money could be better spent if the district itself were smaller and more manageable.