This Los Angeles Daily News’ op-ed on Jerry Brown and K-12 schools is awfully persuasive:
Brown knows schools need to improve. (Good.) But he is suspicious of reformers and appears to doubt sweeping reforms based on broad policy changes could even work. (Uh-oh.) And he thinks local school districts could innovate their way to success if given the chance. (Oh, no!)
This is a perfect recipe for inertia, for the governor has tied himself up in knots.
If Brown thinks there are no slam-dunk-obvious ideas for reform — just flashy, flavor-of-the-week ideas — that is ridiculous.
Keep an eye on the author of this piece. He has potential.