Dan Walters and CAL MATTERS released the following article on December 1st:

“An alternative view of California’s public school system is that it is a huge industry with six million customers who spend more than $100 billion a year.

There’s big money to be made in supplying the goods and services those young customers demand, which translates into political jousting for pieces of the financial pie.

A recent California appellate court decision dealt with the syndrome — putting the brakes on one especially insidious practice that allowed those with political pull to profitably twist a law meant to help local school systems build much-needed facilities.” Full article can be found HERE.