Published Online: February 1, 2005
Published in Print: February 2, 2005, as California Chief’s Speech Outlines Education Needs

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California Chief’s Speech Outlines Education Needs

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California needs better high schools, universal preschool, and better student-nutrition and -fitness programs—and the money to pay for them—Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell said last week in his annual State of Education Address.

He endorsed a proposed ballot initiative that would reduce the votes required to raise local parcel taxes for schools from a two-thirds majority to 55 percent.

Mr. O’Connell took a harsher tone than he usually adopts when calling on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, to meet constitutionally mandated funding guarantees for schools.

“We simply aren’t funding our schools at the level they need to produce world-class results,” the former Democratic state senator said in the Jan. 24 address delivered in Sacramento.

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