Whitman Gets an "F" for Education Ad

Brown For Governor Campaign

Oakland– After a month of lying about Jerry Brown, Meg Whitman has decided to start lying about herself too. In a new ad, Whitman claims she wants to improve California's schools - and improve opportunities for Latino students.

What she doesn't say is that she opposes bilingual education, she favors removing undocumented students from California's colleges and universities and she would deny services to children of undocumented workers - including education.

"Meg Whitman seems to believe no one listened to the first round of positions she took," said Brown spokesman Sterling Clifford. "The real Meg Whitman will kick kids out of school, fire teachers and withold resources from schools that need them most."

Whitman's ad continues by touting her "plan" for education, but it doesn't include the truth about her proposals. Whitman has consistently misled the public about the amount of funding that reaches the classroom, the way charter schools are founded, and her plans to withdraw funding and fire staff at schools in strugging communities.

"Jerry Brown has actually founded two charter schools, and understands the difficulties educators face," Clifford said. "Meg Whitman doesn't even seem to know how many charters are available."

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