12/11/2009

California legislators have approved a set of education reforms, but some critics say the changes do not go far enough to improve education for minority and low-income students. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said it was a weak attempt and threatened to veto the reform package, which would remove state charter-school caps, raise state academic standards and funnel federal aid to the most-struggling schools. At a speech in San Diego, Education Secretary Arne Duncan also expressed concerns, urging legislators to "rise up and do what's best."

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