Published: December 2, 2021

The California Constitution requires the state to provide kids with an education, but – incredibly – it says nothing about the quality of that education. Next year, Californians might have the chance to change that. A proposed initiative called the “Constitutional Right to a High-Quality Public Education Act” would amend the state constitution, requiring the state to provide a “high-quality public education.” 

Bryson Gillette Vice President Mike Trujillo tells the Sacramento Bee that the new law would empower California citizens to challenge the status quo and demand reforms that benefit kids, improve learning and increase equity. “We’re not selling a silver bullet here,” he said. “We’re selling a tool for parents, and policymakers to be armed with.”