May 18, 2017

Gov Brown's Budget Proposal Eliminating DECA and other CTE/CTSO funding

Author: California DECA

California DECA released the following statement regarding Gov. Brown’s Budget Proposal:

California Business Education Teachers and Students React to Governor Brown’s Budget Proposal Eliminating DECA, Future Farmers of America and other CTE/CTSO Funding

May 15, 2017 — In his 2017-18 State Budget released earlier in the year, Governor Brown proposed the complete elimination of funding for DECA—Emerging Leaders and Entrepreneurs, Future Business Leaders of America, SkillsUSA, HOSA – Future Health Professionals, FCCLA, Future Farmers of America and other programs in Career Technical Education (CTE) serving students throughout California. Also included in these cuts were the elimination of Partnership Academy Programs, the University of California Curriculum Institute for recognizing CTE courses for admission purposes, and critical programs driving California’s leadership in information technology, entrepreneurship, agriculture, tourism, and STEM.
“Governor Brown does not realize he is hurting students and the future of California by proposing elimination of Career Technical Student Organizations like DECA, Future Farmers of America, Future Business Leaders of America and other CTE funding in California” said Mary Whited, Board Chair of the California Association of DECA.

Read the full press release HERE.

For more information, contact Danielle Tolentino-Tuason: 562-682-8531

About California DECA
California DECA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Career and Technical Student Organization, endorsed by the California Department of Education. With over 4,500 members in 59 schools throughout California, California DECA works to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in four fields of business: marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. For more information about California DECA, visit


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