Thursday Must Reads: Brown Pushes for More Funding for Low-Income Students; Oakland School Board Member Gary Yee Becomes Superintendent

News stories that East Bay progressives and environmentalists shouldn’t miss:

1. Governor Jerry Brown vowed to fiercely battle for more funding for K-12 schools in low-income areas of the state, calling it his “cause” of 2013, the LA Times$ reports. Brown wants to steer $2 billion toward educating low-income students, but some legislative Democrats want to spread the money around the state, a move that the governor argued would be unfair to the schools that need the money the most. “If people are going to fight it,” he said of his plan, “they’re going to get the battle of their lives. Everything we have to bear in this battle, we’re bringing it.”

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