More than $2 billion in state funding for K-12 California schools may be cut mid-year as part of a new gubernatorial package to shore up California's budget shortfall -- which is in addition to $3 billion cut from education funding in the current budget. Such cuts, as well as those to higher education, jeopardize an entire generation of students and the state's future in the global economy, writes Saree Makdisi, a University of California, Los Angeles, English and comparative-literature professor.

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