Protesting Teachers Take It to the Streets
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Public school teachers were arrested yesterday in Sacramento, but their week-long lobbying effort continues. On Friday, local teachers will march to Pershing Square. Does unexpected state revenue mean their "State of Emergency" can be resolved without an extension of taxes? Also, a new CEO for the Getty Trust. Will the world's richest art institution have to relive the scandal over stolen antiquities and the rights of countries to get them back? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the politics of un-planned parenthood.
Banner image: Ginny Jannotto (C), California Teachers Association representative for Simi Valley and Moorpark School Districts, speaks as she takes part in demostration with faculty members of Simi Valley and Las Virgenes School Districts during State of Emergency Week of Action protest on May 9, 2011 in Simi Valley, California. Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
Teacher Protests ()
Dozens of California schoolteachers were arrested yesterday in Sacramento during their week-long "State of Emergency" protest. They want Republicans in the Assembly and Senate to give Governor Brown the two votes he needs from each house to put $15 billion in tax extensions on the statewide ballot. On Friday of this week, teachers from Southern California will gather at Pershing Square to reinforce the week-long lobbying effort in Sacramento.
Choice to Head Getty Trust Surprises Some in Art World ()
The Getty Trust, the world's richest art institution, has named a new CEO. He is James Cuno, director of the Art Institute of Chicago. Nobody disputes his credentials, but his views on the rights of countries to retain antiquities discovered within their borders has created an uproar in the art world.
The Politics of Un-Planned Parenthood ()
Roe versus Wade legalized abortions in 1973. But the argument over the "right to choose" versus the "right to life" is still not decided. In Texas, Ohio, South Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma and other states, conservative legislatures elected last year are considering proposals designed to restrict abortion. Indiana is about to become the first state in the nation to deny public funds to Planned Parenthood, if Governor (and prospective presidential candidate) Mitch Daniels makes good on his promise to sign House Bill 1210. We hear about the torrent of proposed abortion restrictions in state legislatures around the country.
- Jim Banks: Indiana State Senate
- Betty Cockrum: Planned Parenthood of Indiana
- Andrew Kohut: Pew Research Center, @pewresearch
- Jeanne Monahan: Family Research Council
- Nancy Northup: Center for Reproductive Rights
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