"Prop 98 is broken in some respects," he said Tuesday, as he unveiled a report with recommendations for improving California's education system. "It was set out with voter approval to be a floor, not a ceiling, but it's become a ceiling. So I want to look at ways we might tweak it, reform it."
Torlakson says that overhaul ought to be part of a push for new revenues for K-through-12 education. He also wants to see voters get the chance to approve new taxes to benefit schools in November 2012.
Besides new revenues, the report called "A Blueprint for Great Schools" also includes a call to revamp the state's curriculum to better prepare students for a high-tech world.
Many of the report's recommendations, including new taxes, require legislative or voter approval.