Teacher layoffs, library closings and elimination of music and other programs have driven parents into the streets, along with their children, to raise money for education. Will private fund-raising be a band-aid in Santa Monica or business as usual for public schools? Also, the US Supreme Court re-interprets the Second Amendment's "right to bear arms.” What's the impact on gun control in California? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, Senate confirmation hearings got underway today for a Supreme Court nominee who once described such proceedings as "a vapid and hollow charade.” Will Elena Kagan talk about what judges actually do? Would it make a difference to Democrats or Republicans?
Banner image: Students and parents at the "Lemon-aide" stand, part of the Save Our Schools campaign in Santa Monica. Artwork and photo: Yolanda Lewis