Democrats are starting to pry themselves loose from the controlling grip of the California Teachers Association (CTA).
Governor praised for signing education funding eligibility bill
Los Angeles Times
By Jason Song and Jason Felch
October 14, 2009
The nation's top education official praised Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday for signing a bill that will make California eligible for competitive federal education funding.
Schwarzenegger signed the bill, SB 19 by Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto), on Sunday, striking a clause in a 2006 law Simitian wrote that bars state use of testing data to determine educator pay or promotion.
"This is a victory for children," said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in a telephone interview Tuesday.