Calif. Forgoes Data Grant, Jeopardizes Other Stimulus Funds

Calif. Forgoes Data Grant, Jeopardizes Other Stimulus Funds
Michele McNeil on August 9, 2011  Education Week

When California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed spending $2.1 million in federal funds to help build a longitudinal data system for teacher information, he might have done more than just jeopardize that particular grant.

By giving up federal funding to implement this data system, California seems to be willfully flouting the rules governing the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund.

This may be one of the Education Department’s first major tests of holding states accountable for stimulus spending.