"California Governor Jerry Brown today received the National Education Association’s 'America’s Greatest Education Governor Award' during the Association’s Representative Assembly.
The annual award recognizes governors who have demonstrated exemplary achievements and accomplishments in advancing public education.
'When times got tough in California, Gov. Brown resisted the temptation to balance the state’s budget on the backs of students and educators,' said NEA President Dennis Van Roekel. 'Instead, he made the tough choices and the right decisions, investing in and strengthening public education and helping students and families who need the most support. His approach to governing the Golden State is refreshing at a time when many politicians across the country are doing the opposite of what Gov. Brown is doing.'
'Nothing is more determinative of our future than how we teach our children,' said Governor Brown. 'It's an honor to accept this award on behalf of the educators working every day to make our public schools better and our future brighter.'"