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There won't be an iPad for everyone after all, and School Board incumbents running for re-election are being asked to explain a massive debacle. But, in this economy, digital education is mandatory to take proficiency tests, apply for college admission—or qualify for a lot of blue-collar employment. Can LA Unified find the money to try again, and make teachers part of the planning?

Also, Antonio Villaraigosa won't run for the US Senate.

Photo: K.W. Barrett

Producers:
Evan George
Jenny Hamel

Villaraigosa Won't Run for Senate 9 MIN, 30 SEC

Antonio Villaraigosa announced today that he would not enter the race for Barbara Boxer’s seat in the US Senate. The former mayor of Los Angeles said, "I am humbled by the encouragement I've received from so many to serve in the United States Senate, but as I think about how best to serve the people of this great state, I know that my heart and my family are here in California, not Washington, DC."

Guests:
Ruben Navarrette, Jr., political columnist (@RubenNavarrette)
Arturo Vargas, National Organization of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (@ArturoNALEO)

More:
Navarette on the 'brown versus black' battle for Boxer's Senate seat

After the iPads: What's Next for LA Unified? 22 MIN, 55 SEC

John Deasy has resigned as Superintendent of LA Unified, and Interim successor Ramon Cortines says the District can't afford to continue Deasy's discredited program of iPads-for-Everybody.  It's now the subject of a federal criminal investigation.  But here's a headline from an editorial in today's LA Times: "LAUSD should try again on supplying computers."

Guests:
Karin Klein, Los Angeles Times
Bernadette Lucas, LA Unified School District (@LASchools )
Leslie Wilson, One-to-One Institute (@otoinstitute)
Naomi Baron, American University (@AmericanU)

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Naomi S. Baron

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