Budget cuts at LA Unified aren't quite as deep as expected, but almost 12,000 pink slips have gone out, and adult classes and other programs are scheduled for cancellation. After four years of concessions, the teachers' union is being asked to give up still more. We talk with the President of the UTLA and the Superintendent of Schools. Also, besieged by state budget cuts and student demand, Santa Monica College wants to provide extra classes at a higher cost. Is that legal? Would it effectively privatize public education? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the "Solid South" isn't solid after all.
Banner image: Members of UTLA attend the 'Stop the Insanity' rally on March 13, 2012, demanding that pink slips be rescinded immediately