California Governor Warns Fellow Democrats Of Education "Battle."
The Los Angeles Times (4/24, York) reports that California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) "offered a spirited defense of his plan to overhaul the state's education system Wednesday," warning fellow Democrats who oppose his plan that they are "going to get the battle of their lives" if they make any changes to his plan. The Times explains that Brown "wants to direct more state funds to school districts that serve large numbers of poor students and non-native English speakers while giving districts more" spending flexibility. The Times notes that Democrats in the state Senate have released a less expansive counterproposal.