Oct 13, 2014 4:17 PM by News Staff
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari is airing his first TV ad of the general election, saying Gov. Jerry Brown has abandoned needy students in failing California schools.
It shows a child nearly drowning before he is rescued by Kashkari.
The ad is scheduled to begin airing Tuesday throughout the state. It is related to a Los Angeles County Superior Court ruling that found California's teacher tenure laws unconstitutional because they deprive some poor and minority children of a quality education. The governor's administration has appealed it.
Brown spokesman Dan Newman did not immediately respond to a request for comment but called the ad "sad and desperate" on his Twitter account.
Brown pushed for a state law that funnels more money into schools with the highest proportion of needy students.
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