Everything Changes — Everything Stays the Same

Despite the head­lines, California does not re­ally have a re­vised bud­get to be for­mally ap­proved in the next day or so. It has just kicked the can in or­der to call a cease-fire in the war over what kind of gov­ern­ment to have with a col­lapsed econ­omy. At least gov­ern­ment agen­cies (like schools) can move for­ward un­der some kind of over­all plan. It’s still hard to sort out what hap­pened in terms of an in­di­vid­ual school dis­trict. Here’s an ex­am­ple of the sort of thing you have to rely on: leaked Dem cau­cus notes on the deal. (more…)