From the Sacramento Bee Capitol Alert blog we learn that legislative Democrats are going to be educated on online higher ed: (excerpt)
Full article at http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2013/02/am-alert-republicans-push-for-a-new-leader.html
Here – for the umpteenth time – is the problem. The governor says that the state doesn’t have the money UC says it needs and doesn’t want tuition to rise. His only solution is “online education.” Sal Kahn runs a business that pushes online ed. Yes, it’s a nonprofit but when you go on its website, none of the folks involved look like they are wondering where their next meal will come from. https://www.khanacademy.org/about/the-team So he isn’t going to tell legislators that while online ed will undoubtedly be used more over time, it isn’t a budget solution for UC.
Actually, we have some advance audio of the event: