CLC policy analyst Michael Villafranca testified at the DCPS budget hearing today to express our disappointment in this year’s education funding. He testified because through our work, we see the critical impact the right funding and educational services can have for DC students. Michael focused on the greatest of our students’ unmet needs—adequate mental health supports and positive approaches to student discipline. He also urged the council to fund the School Safety Omnibus Act and asked for budget transparency in our public schools. You can find his testimony here.