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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.

Feb 28th, 2011 | 04:41 PM

Updates on the State Budget
As of last week, Governor Brown intends to pass his budget proposal and add the tax extensions to the June special election ballot by March 10th, as reported by The Sacramento Bee. Last Friday, the...

Feb 18th, 2011 | 03:50 PM

$1.5 Billion Cut to Proposition 98 Funding

Two weeks ago, the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) released a report detailing how Brown’s budget proposal  increases revenue by $700 million while decreasing the Proposition 98 minimum funding guarantee for schools and community colleges by $1.5 billion for the 2011...