Can Federal Stimulus Money Save California Schools?

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Education spending is so confusing that different reports contain different numbers for how much California schools might get from $44 billion in stimulus money. But the conclusions are all the same, that there won't be enough to avoid more cuts in programs and a sizeable number of layoffs. At the LA Unified School District, Superintendent Ramon Cortines threatened to quit if the elected board did not layoff 8500 people, including 6000 teachers. The board voted to postpone any action, and Cortines is negotiating with various unions.

Credits

Guests:
Jack O'Connell - California Department of Education, Tanya Anton - founder of GoMamaGuide.com and LAUSD parent - @GoMamaGuide

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis