California should not be Scrooge when it comes to educating our young people
"Our future was bright and beautiful because a generation of warriors and workers, who had suffered great deprivation, dreamed great dreams for future generations and invested accordingly. In a global economy, for us to be miserly, petty and small where child development, education and children’s health are concerned is to not have understood the lesson of Scrooge. This is not just about economic health; education also addresses the goals of crime prevention, full employment and civil society. It is about the general welfare and the blessings of liberty. We must act now for the future. It is my hope that the leadership of both political parties will come together on behalf of California and its children – and dream of a future where all children have a future full of possibilities, as I did."