California Gov. Brown to Shift Money to Poorer Schools

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Monday, January 14, 2013

With a slowly recovering economy and the recent passage of temporary taxes, Gov. Brown now wants to move the additional educational dollars floating around to school districts serving poorer students and English learners.

In coming years, suburban school districts may end up paying the price to help the underserved, but Brown said only the shortsighted would not agree with his self-described progressive plan to bring equality.

“It’s a classic case of justice to unequals [sic]. We have to give more to approach equality. That’s the principle. I think that’s a powerful principle,” Brown said Thursday in introducing his proposed 2013-14 budget.

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