PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
1:00 – 1:40
Big Man on Campus
It’s hard to say which set of numbers is worse - LAUSD'S budget or its ranking among the state's urban school districts – and at least on the budget front, it’s only going to get worse before it gets better. Ramon Cortines, the superintendent of the nation's second largest school district is here for his once-a-month visit to answer Patt's questions and yours.
Ramon Cortines: Superintendent, LAUSD
1:40 – 2:00
2:00 – 2:30
SAG Ballots Are Out - Internal Battles Continue
While SAG members decide how to vote on their contract with
Alan Rosenberg: President of SAG. He is urging SAG members to vote against the contract
Amy Brenneman: National Board Member, SAG. She is urging SAG members to vote for the contract.
2:30 – 3:00
The Toll of Texting
They do it in the classroom, in restaurants, while crossing busy streets, and under their covers well into the night. In 2008, the average American teenager sent and received 2,272 text messages per month—double the 2007 average. And now psychologists and physicians are beginning to take stock of texting's health effects—anxiety, falling grades, stress injuries, and even an inability to psychologically separate from one's parents and grow into autonomous adults. Is texting affecting a generation's health?
Katie Hafner, New York Times reporter who wrote a recent story about texting's health toll