California GOP hopeful wants free college for science, math students

California Republican gubernatorial candidate Kashkari poses after touring the Robinson Helicopter Co. in TorranceBy Jennifer Chaussee BERKELEY, California (Reuters) – California Republican gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari called for free college tuition for students pursuing math and science degrees, part of an education reform plan released Tuesday that would also model public schools after charter schools. Kashkari’s proposal would waive tuition for students pursuing a four-year degree in any science, technology, electronics, or math subject in exchange for a percentage of their future earnings after graduation. It came as Kashkari, trailing a distant third in recent polls behind incumbent Jerry Brown and Republican Tea Party favorite Tim Donnelly, is struggling to add momentum to his campaign before the June primary.

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