The governor has proposed a new education funding formula for California schools called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). His intent is to equalize the funding across districts and give additional funds to support services for English learners, poor students and foster youth. This would repeal the Economic Impact Aid (EIA) and replace it with the LCFF. On first blush this makes sense. But there are significant problems with the formula and its impact on English learners. We need each of you to sign the letter attached below (you may personalize) and send it to Assembly Member Joan Buchanan, Chair of Assembly Education. The letter needs to arrive by Friday, May 3, 2013.