California to Spend $3.5 Billion More on Common Core

california-state-flagEdSource reports that California Governor Jerry Brown is giving schools $3.5 Billion in the revised 2015-2016 budget for Common Core implementation:

Schools will get $3.5 billion in one-time, discretionary funding through the reimbursement of unfunded mandates. The funding will go to school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education.

The budget recommends that districts use the money to further implement the Common Core and new science standards, through investments in professional development, induction programs for beginning teachers, instructional materials and technology for students and teachers.

That is on top of the $1.25B for Common Core (FY 2014) and another $450M (FY 2015) already budgeted.  This makes $5.2 Billion spent on Common Core in California alone.

I sure how that Race to the Top grant was worth it.