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Mona Vakilifathi

Mona Vakilifathi is a Researcher at Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), providing weekly updates of political events pertaining to California’s education system on PACE’s “Conditions of Education in California” blog. Mona is also a Research Analyst at the Center for Education Policy Analysis at Stanford University, assisting with data collection and data analysis for projects pertaining to teacher support, retention and evaluation as well as school leadership roles and responsibilities. Mona’s research interests include the politics of education, education policymaking, and American politics.

Jun 3rd, 2011 | 12:28 PM

There have been few reports of the progress of the latest budget plan. In regards to education, state Democrats in both the Assembly and the Senate continue to disagree with Brown’s May budget revise.  As mentioned in the last PACE “CA Education Policy News Update” blog post, an Assembly committee rejected Brown’s May...

May 26th, 2011 | 01:43 AM

As mentioned in the last PACE "CA Education Policy News Update" blog post, the May budget revise was released last week by Governor Brown with some opposition from the Legislative Analyst’s Office. This week state Democrats have also stated their disagreement with Brown regarding how the $6.6 billion tax revenue should be allocated among state services. The...