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Los Angeles Unified School District is spending big money on iPads. Is there evidence that math and reading scores will increase? We compare LA Unified's plans to the experience of other school districts. Also, the elected board of LA Unified has staged a leadership revolution. Monica Garcia, who's allied with "reformers," was replaced as President by Richard Vladovic, reportedly not the choice of LA's new Mayor, Eric Garcetti. We hear what that could mean.

Image-for-WWLA.jpgOn our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, after days of massive protest, Egypt's military has ousted Mohamed Morsi, the country's first elected president.  Will there be violence?  What's next for the Muslim Brotherhood—and for democracy?

 

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Producers:
Kerry Cavanaugh
Gideon Brower

Making News Will a New LAUSD Board President Shake Things Up? 5 MIN, 40 SEC

Los Angeles Unified School Board meetings aren't always occasions for high political drama. Yesterday's saw a change in leadership with implications for the reform movement, Superintendent John Deasy and LA's new Mayor, Eric Garcetti.  Hillel Aron reports for the website LA School Report.

Guests:
Hillel Aron, LA Weekly (@hillelaron)

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Jason Brand

Main Topic LA Unified: iPads and Politics 25 MIN, 4 SEC

The LA Unified School District will spend $30 million to provide iPads to students — and that's just the beginning. It's the first step in a $400 million plan to give every student a tablet computer in the next two years. Apple is pushing the idea that technology is the key to learning in the new economy. KCRW's Saul Gonzalez has explored the iPads-for-students program with LA Unified officials and others.

Guests:
Saul Gonzalez, KCRW producer (@SaulKCRW)
Timothy Baird, Encinitas School District
Lisa Guernsey, New America Foundation (@LisaGuernsey)
Jason Brand, family psychotherapist (@jasonbrandlcsw)

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