Parents, Teachers Prepare for Another Round of School Cuts

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The State Senate is about to hold hearings on restructuring government to make it more efficient.  In the meantime, service providers and school administrators are “transforming” their operations, to use Governor Schwarzenegger's phrase. That means cutting so deeply that core missions are being compromised. Such budget cuts and teacher lay-offs are leading to hunger strikes and camp-ins at LA Unified schools.  Parents have new powers to make tough decisions but no training for a difficult and sensitive job.  What’s happening at charter schools? We hear how students, parents and teachers are trying to cope with a changing educational environment.

Credits

Guests:
Julie Van Winkle - Math and Science Teacher, John Liechty Middle School, Bill Ring - TransParent, Steve Barr - Future Is Now Schools - @SteveBarrLA, Rose Bustos - Outgoing Student Trustee, Los Angeles Community College District

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Christian Bordal