Gov. Jerry Brown won’t have key education groups helping him make the case to voters for a bigger and more restrictive state rainy day fund. The most he can count on is they won’t actively campaign against it.
For decades, the state Department of Education has provided free braille and large-print textbooks to visually impaired students. But under the new school finance law, spending authority has shifted from Sacramento to school districts, including the responsibility for choosing and purchasing general education textbooks.