By Valerie Strauss
"California Gov. Jerry Brown smacked state and federal education policy in his State of the State Address Thursday, calling for more local control of school issues and saying, “I would prefer to trust our teachers who are in the classroom each day, doing the real work – lighting fires in young minds.”
"He proposed a new local control funding formula that would distribute supplemental monies to school districts “based on the real world problems they face.”
“Equal treatment for children in unequal situations is not justice,” he said.