Public schools, colleges and universities are already reeling after years of multi-billion dollar reductions. But the over-all budget gap will soon be $28 billion. At Jerry Brown's budget forum yesterday at UCLA, the Governor-elect discussed the dilemma with David Sanchez, President of the California Teachers' Association. The CTA President lamented that after all the budget cuts to K-12, "no more meat on this bone to carve, all that is left is amputation." Brown agreed that one wants to close schools, but reminded that no one wants to raise taxes either, and said it falls to him to bring people together to ensure the future of California.
Jerry Brown: The Budget and Education
Tom Torlakson - California Department of Education - @TomTorlakson, John Rogers - Professor of Education at UCLA, director of the Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access, Dan Walters - Sacramento Bee - @WaltersBee, Robert Cruickshank - Contributing Editor, Calitics