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Kashkari assails Brown on education, the needy

Posted: July 11, 2014 4:06 p.m.
Updated: July 11, 2014 4:06 p.m.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari says Gov. Brown is indifferent to the plight of poor and minority students in struggling California schools.

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Republican candidate for California governor says incumbent Jerry Brown is indifferent to the plight of poor and minority students in struggling California schools.

Standing outside a teachers' union convention Friday in Los Angeles, Neel Kashkari depicted the Democratic governor as a tool of Sacramento unions who cares more about collecting campaign donations than putting dollars in classrooms.

Kashkari says Brown should not appeal a court decision that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's public school teachers.

The court said that laws on hiring and firing in schools protected ineffective teachers, including many in schools crowded with minority and low-income students.

Republican lawmakers also have urged Brown not to appeal but the governor hasn't said whether he'll challenge the ruling.

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