The majority of California's fourth-graders aren't making the grade when it comes to reading. A new report finds only one in four California fourth graders are reading at grade level. Ted Lempert with Children Now says reading scores are a key predictor of long-term academic and economic success.
Governor Jerry Brown's proposed state budget includes the implementation of a new school funding formula, as well as an increase in per-pupil spending for K-12 students.
Lempert says California still places well below the national average for education spending.