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Green-tech academies vetoed: Education legislation roundup

  • 10-01-2010
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Blog by John Fensterwald/Educated Guess

“Green jobs”  in conservation and alternative energy will require workers exposed to careers in those fields and trained in emerging technologies. But a  bill  to create  97  green high school career-tech academies was killed last night by Gov. Schwarzenegger. The academies under SB 675 would have been financed  by diverting $8 million from a small ($.00022 per kilowatt) surcharge on electricity. In his veto message, Schwarzenegger said the bill would set a “dangerous precedent” in funding programs outside of the Proposition 98 guarantee for K-12 schools. (more…)

Also: San Francisco Chronicle

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