Under the governor's plan all schools would have past funding cuts restored. Schools with non-English speaking and low-income students would get additional money. And schools with a majority of students in those categories would get more money on top of that.
Brown says he'll fight any attempt to change his plan.
"If… people are going to fight it, they are going to get the battle of their lives because I'm not going to give up until the last hour," Brown says. "And I'm going to fight it with everything I have. And everything we have to bring to bear in this battle, we're bringing it."
It could be quite a fight. Not even all the Democrats in the legislature are on board. Brown wants his plan adopted in the next few months. But some Democratic lawmakers want to wait a year to make sure the implications of Brown's plan are fully understood.
Brown's plan also includes giving local school districts more control over how to spend money rather than letting the state dictate how the money should be spent.