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Gov. Newsom’s Proposed Budget Revision Cuts Programs to Recruit, Train Teachers

California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s biggest education priority in his proposed state budget — $915 million to recruit and train teachers — was eliminated in his May budget revision released Thursday.

The proposed funds are more than the amount spent for teacher development in the five previous years combined, according to the Legislative Analyst’s Office.

Now, the grants have become collateral damage as state finances rapidly decline during the coronavirus pandemic that has caused thousands of businesses to temporarily close and millions of residents to lose their jobs.

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