Rich Schools, Poor Schools and Cuts in State Funding
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Governor Schwarzenegger's proposed cuts in school funding would exaggerate a problem that's already flouting state law: some schools get a lot more money than others. We hear what that means in Palos Verdes and Whittier. Also, Mayor Villaraigosa’s bare bones city budget.
Budget Cutbacks Looming for LA City and County ()
For the first time, Los Angeles' city budget will top $7 billion, but that's not enough to continue services at their present levels. As expected, Mayor Villaraigosa says there will have to be cutbacks. Rick Orlov is City Hall Bureau Chief for the Daily News.
Parents Pony Up for Public Schools ()
California law requires that all kids have access to the same level of school spending. Of course they don't, but now the difference is being exaggerated by Governor Schwarzenegger's proposed cuts in funding for education. We hear from a district that's collecting extra money to keep teachers from being fired and another where parents can't afford to chip in more than they already pay in taxes.
- Dave Wagman: Board President, Peninsula Education Foundation
- Marcos Beltran: Research Coordinator, Whittier City Parents for Education
- John Rogers: Co-Director, UCLA's Institute for Democracy, Education and Access
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