Last week, California’s Democratic leaders sent Governor Jerry Brown a majority-vote budget plan, beating a mandated June 15 deadline to have a balanced budget in place. Less than 24 hours later, Brown vetoed the plan and said “he wouldn’t sign a budget filled with gimmicks.”
Looks like financially-suffering and resource-deficient schools are about to get even more beleaguered. Governor-Elect Jerry Brown is trying to tame the state’s financial woes (there’s a $25.4 billion budget deficit) and is taking no prisoners. One of the first items to be cut: education. He plans to present his budget proposal on Jan 10th and it won’t be pretty. Why is it that every time cuts need to be made, education is the first item to hit the chopping block. Is there nothing else?