WHAT CAN BROWN DO FOR YOU? California governor, Jerry Brown, is standing on the side of teachers. The New York Times reports that the Brown filed a one-page appeal to the Vergara v. California ruling that found teacher tenure to be unconstitutional. (The ruling was upheld in a final review by Los Angeles County Judge, Rolf Treu, on August 27.) Also appealing the ruling is Tom Torlakson, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction who is running for re-election. His opponent, Marshall Tuck, supports the ruling. More info from the Los Angeles Times on what Vergara means for this year's heated race. There will be national ramifications, too: Vergara has inspired a similar lawsuit in New York; other states may follow.