By David Siders
BEVERLY HILLS - Gov. Jerry Brown said Thursday that the school testing program he proposed overhauling in last year's gubernatorial campaign is a "good system" he will keep intact.
Brown's remarks came after a rift between the governor and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg over education policy opened Saturday, when Brown vetoed legislation by the Sacramento Democrat that would have changed how the state measures school performance...
...Speaking to reporters at the Milken Institute's State of the State Conference at the Beverly Hilton on Thursday, Brown said when asked about his previous comments that the system needs "some improvements," but he defended it overall.
"I think the API (Academic Performance Index) is a good system," he said. "That's why I vetoed Steinberg's bill, because it would have marginalized the API."