Silicon Valley high school grads could get universal basic income

Silicon Valley high school grads could get universal basic income

Lincoln High School in San Jose is a part of the San Jose Unified School District. File photo. In an effort to disrupt the cycle of homelessness in California, another population may be getting guaranteed funding: low-income high school seniors.

State Sen. Dave Cortese’s recent bill SB 1341, which cleared the California Senate Education Committee last week, would provide $1,000 per month unconditionally to roughly 15,000 high school seniors who have experienced homelessness. This guaranteed income would start after graduation and last for about five months until they begin college, vocational training or enter the workforce.

The bill is in its […]

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