A Common Vision
"We need to be thinking long term. There is no short-term
solution to the long-term condition of more and more young people
needing to be educated. But the fact of the matter is that temporary
solutions like portables just are not effective. So I say to all
decision makers-members of school boards, state legislatures,
Governors, and the majority in Congress-we need to think long
term, we need to think permanent, and we need to get on with the
business of building schools that can truly be centers of community
and centers of learning. We have a window of opportunity here."
U.S. Secretary of Education
"California's population could explode by over 18 million
residents in the next decades. We can and must make certain that
this growth will have a positive, not negative, impact on our
economy and quality of life. I have fought for the wise management
of our natural resources and have voted to preserve thousands
of acres of wetlands, old-growth forests, and wildlife habitats.
Urban sprawl must be stopped. Land must be preserved for enjoyment
by the public and for agricultural use in order to keep California
number one in the world in farm produce."
Governor Gray Davis