Private Charity Funding Public Schools

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Twenty years ago, a much quoted report said the decline of urban schools was making America -a nation at risk.- TV Guide-s late publisher, Walter Annenberg, contributed a half-billion dollars, but despite such efforts at education reform, not much has changed. Now, another full-time philanthropist, retired from the leadership of SunAmerica, has devoted some $400 million to education reform. As the billionaire son of immigrant parents, Eli Broad says he-s lived the American dream and believes a new generation of children should have the opportunity to participate in America-s knowledge-based economy. We hear about Broad's vision and the risks of public dependence on private philanthropy.
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Reynold's article on Cheney's visit to LA

LA World Affairs Council

Broad Center for Superintendents

California Teachers Association (CTA)

United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA)

President Bush's vision for a space exploration program

International Space Station



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton