Randy Villegas

Randy Villegas, 21, is a student at Cal State Bakersfield and a youth reporter for South Kern Sol.

Equality does not mean equity. It’s a distinction administrators with the Kern High School District need to understand.

In 2011, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the Local Control Funding Formula, revamping how the state funds K-12 public schools with an eye toward providing more money to schools that serve larger numbers of high need students, including low-income students, English learners and foster youth.

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