PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
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1:08 – 1:53
Board rules on who is to run schools
At 1p.m. yesterday the Los Angeles Board of Education met to decide the fate of more than 30 LAUSD campuses. Groups of district teachers, charter school operators and even the Mayor’s office are all competing for a chance to run the schools through the Public School Choice program. Superintendent Ramon Cortines is pushing for specific groups to run specific schools and the president of the UTLA is pushing back. Who will win the school yard brawl? Oh, and of course, what will the decision mean for the 40,000 students?
Ramon Cortines, superintendent of LAUSD
Michael Taft, principal of
AJ Duffy, president of United Teacher Los Angeles (UTLA)
Larry Sand, President of the
Sand is a 24 year veteran LAUSD teacher and argues that teachers, students and schools are not the “property” of UTLA and that many teachers disagree with the UTLA stance on the School Choice Plan and other education reforms in the district.
Ben Austin, executive director of Parent Revolution, which was started by the LA Parents Union. They advocate parents’ rights, great schools, and more accountability.
2:08 – 2:40
Joseph Stiglitz isn’t FreeFalling
Nobel laureate and
Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel laureate and Columbia University economics professor; he served on and later chaired President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers and was also chief economist at the World Bank; Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy
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