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.