California Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State Speech

Commentary

California Governor Jerry Brown said, "I would prefer to trust our teachers who are in the classroom each day, doing the real work – lighting fires in young minds." Amen to that!

On January 24, 2013, Valerie Strauss wrote on The Washington Post's blog The Answer Sheet a piece titled, "California’s Gov. Brown blasts state, federal education policy."

It began:

"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.'"