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Governor's race: How the education platforms compare

  • 10-06-2010
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By Fermin Leal/Orange County Register

Both Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown have proposed significant reforms they said would improve the quality of California's public schools. The gubernatorial candidates' education platforms call for simplification of school funding formulas, an increased focus on science, math and technology education and easing rules to create more quality charter schools. The candidates also disagree on key issues, including how to improve low-achieving campuses, how to measure teacher quality, and whether to reward good teachers and principals with bonuses. Below is a list of education issues and the stance by each candidate, compiled by education nonprofit EdSource and from candidates' websites and other campaign sources. (more…)

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