Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Jones has outlined his education plan, calling the proposal “simple but radical.” In San Francisco today, Jones called for the immediate reduction of school districts to 30-thousand students. He says districts such as Los Angeles Unified, which has 900-thousand students are “totally unmanageable and simply unacceptable.”
Jones wants to get rid of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and he wants members of the State Board of Education to be elected on the regional level. Jones says his plan would give schools the authority to make their own decisions on how to spend money and improve performance. He also discussed offering scholarships for teachers in exchange for a six-year commitment to California schools.