August 29, 2013
State Schools Chief Issues Statement on Study of QEIA Impact
SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson issued the following statement today after new research was released quantifying the positive impacts of the Quality Education Investment Act of 2006.
As a legislator, Torlakson authored QEIA to implement the terms of the settlement of the lawsuit CTA, et al. v. Schwarzenegger, et al. QEIA provided about $3 billion to help the state's lowest-performing schools improve student achievement.
"Smaller class sizes, teacher collaboration, professional development, more opportunities for parental involvement: this is what we are talking about when we talk about reform that works. Students across California—every student, no matter their background or where they live—deserve every chance we can give them for success. The evidence suggests that QEIA funding has already helped provide those chances. I'm proud of that past and hopeful for the future."
For more information about QEIA, please visit the California Department of Education's Web site at Quality Education Investment Act (QEIA) of 2006 - District & School Interventions.
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Tom Torlakson —
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5206, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100