California: We are bankrupt and not able to fund the public education system.
Also California: Lets give all illegals free healthcare and education
This is key to how they run this scam. It’s actually ILLEGAL to use federal funds to pay for Medicaid benefits for illegal aliens, except for emergency services and labor and delivery care. So, they shuffle state education dollars into this program, create an education deficit to obtain federal funds, and pay the education deficit with the federal funds.
Politico explains the way they plan to “offset” state funding with federal funds legally at the link below. But it avoids issues like diverting funds illegally from other areas. But, you can be sure that they’ll do that, too.