Despite its problems in the Gulf of Mexico, BP is getting $300 million in stimulus money to build a power plant in Southern California. Also, with its reputation for high education standards, why has California joined 33 other states by adopting the "common core" for English and Math? Plus, a conversation with LA Unified's new deputy superintendent, rumored as the choice to replace Ray Cortines. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, he didn't say "mission accomplished," but President Obama has told Americans that combat for the US in Iraq will be over at the end of this month. What will the US do now? Was the war worth it?
California Embraces National Education Standards
From this Episode:
LAUSD Deputy Superintendent John Deasy
John Deasy began this week as deputy superintendent of LA Schools. Even before his first day, the Daily News says he “ ruffled feathers ” with a memo telling senior staff...
9 min, 12 sec
America Leaves Iraq: Is the Mission Accomplished at Last?
Yesterday at the Disabled Veterans of America meeting in Atlanta yesterday, President Obama reminded his audience that, as a candidate, he promised to bring the war in Iraq...
26 min, 38 sec
BP Gets Millions in Stimulus for California Power Plant
Oil giant BP is under heavy pressure from Washington to pay for the damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon blowout . At the same time, it’s collecting $308 million in...
6 min, 33 sec