Graduating medical students swear to the Hippocratic Oath, an expression of ideal conduct by physicians. The most sacred of all principles is the concept to “First, do no harm.” It is critical that California’s K-12 public education system abide by this same commitment.
There are many things of which to be proud in California’s K-12 system, including talented, dedicated teachers, innovative and modern curriculum, and a commitment to educational success for all students. Yet, the budget overwhelmingly supported by the California Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom undermines these valuable assets.