Brown affirms his belief in "local control" for K-12 schools and defends his record on funding higher education, which he says has expanded dramatically since he assumed office at the tail end of the Great Recession.
UC leaders delay the vote until May to give extra time for lobbying in Sacramento for more state funding. They had said that the 2.7 percent increase was needed to increase enrollment, hire faculty, maintain buildings and improve mental health services. But Gov. Jerry Brown said regents should "reject outright" the plan to raise tuition.
Both faculty leaders and members of the Board of Governors – the group that oversees the 114-campus system – said the process for creating an online college is rushed and expressed skepticism about the merits of a fully online college program.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law about 100 bills related to education or children's issues. Most came from the Assembly. Some 26 were vetoed based on an EdSource tally of the bills that made it to his desk this year.