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Jerry Brown to attend Cal State trustees meeting

January 22, 2013 | 10:49 am


Gov. Jerry Brown continues his push to overhaul the state’s education system Tuesday when he is scheduled to attend the meeting of the California State University Board of Trustees meeting in Long Beach.

Brown, who serves on the board, had not attended any of the trustees’ meetings until last November – nearly two years into his term as governor. But since the passage of Proposition 30, he has made education policy a focus.

Last week, he attended a meeting of the University of California Board of Regents. In his budget, he has proposed sweeping changes to K-12 schools and community colleges and urged the universities to change the way they do business. Brown has allocated about $250 million for CSU in next year’s budget above what it is receiving from Sacramento this year.

In exchange, Brown says he expects the university system to hold the line on student tuition, take steps to graduate more students in a timely manner and cut administrative costs.

His proposed changes are expected to be a feature of his State of the State address, which he will deliver in Sacramento on Thursday.


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--Anthony York in Sacramento

Photo: Gov. Jerry Brown is in Long Beach on Tuesday to attend the CSU Board of Trustees. Credit: Associated Press