Quality Schools and Teacher Seniority

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State law entitles all California students to equal education, but they aren’t getting it. As the budget crunch leads to lay-offs every Spring, the lowest performing schools lose the most teachers and chaos results in the Fall. Are seniority rules making things worse? Later on - Arizona has stirred a political hornets’ nest with its new law against illegal immigration. We’ll talk with the man who wrote it and with critics who call it an invitation to racial profiling.

Banner Image: LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 4: Students occupy the hallway outside the office of the university chancellor at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) to protest education funding cuts and rising tuition on March 4, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Thousands of students and educators from elementary, middle and high schools, and colleges and universities are holding marches, rallies and class walkouts across California today as part of a nationwide effort calling for no more cuts to education. University of California system student fees have increased 61 percent over the past five years and costs have gone up for students of California community colleges which, until the property tax rollback of 1978, provided tuition-free to all high school graduates. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Darrell Satzman