Thursday, August 26, 2010

Patt Morrison for Friday, August 27, 2010


Friday, August 27, 2010

1-3 p.m.





1:06 – 1:30




1:30 - 1:58:30

Inside the Beltway with Politico’s David Mark

We’ve just had a round of primary elections around the country that may give a clue to where voters will land in November. The results of those ballots are just one thing that will be on the minds of our congressmen and women – and President Obama - as they return to Washington after their summer breaks. Add terrible jobs numbers, an economy that just won’t move into high gear, immigration issues, and stalled climate change legislation to that general and pervasive angst over upcoming mid-term elections… iieee!!  It’s a brew strong enough to bring grown men to their knees.  Politico’s senior editor, David Mark sits down with Patt to parse out the politics with a view from inside the Beltway. 



David Mark, Senior Editor for Politico and author of “Going Dirty: The Art of Negative Campaigning”




2:06 – 2:58:30

Tales of two school districts: LAUSD’s huge disparities & how to fix them

Student A attends El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, one of the top-achieving public schools in the state, a school that is a regular finalist in national Academic Decathlon competitions with plenty of advanced placement classes available, located in a bucolic upper-middle class neighborhood. Student B attends Belmont Senior High School in Westlake, a struggling school with an unbelievable 60% drop out rate where 80% of its students qualify for federal free or reduced lunches and students’ proficiency rates in both math and reading hover around 50%. How can two schools in the same district produce such wildly different results? This is the tale of the Los Angeles Unified School District, which with 617,000 students is one of the nation’s largest and most unwieldy, with huge disparities in access to good classrooms, teachers and coursework. Patt and her guests hear stories from students themselves about the differing experiences of going to school in the LAUSD and what can be done to bridge the educational gap.




1st panel guests:

Yomila Xoy, senior at the Civitas School of Leadership magnet at Edward R. Roybal Learning Center

  • She hopes to attend Pomona College in 2011


Anastasya Lloyd-Damnjanovic, graduate of Marshall High School Class of 2010; she attended the School for Advanced Studies at Marshall

  • She will be attending Princeton


Izabella Ferayan, graduate of Daniel Pearl Magnet School Class of 2010

  • She will be attending UC Santa Barbara


Natalie Aguilar, graduate of Grant High School Class of 2010; she attended the Social Justice Small Learning Center at Grant

  • She is attending UCLA


Mabel Sanchez, graduate of Huntington Park High School Class of 2010

  • She is attending UCLA


Aden Binyam, graduate of University High School Class of 2010

  • She is attending Cal State Northridge



2nd panel guests:

Sylvia Rousseau, professor of clinical education at the USC Rossier School of Education

  • Rousseau was the principal of Santa Monica High School from 1993 – 2000
  • She was the Superintendent of Local District 7 in the LAUSD from 2001 - 2005


Brock Cohen, English & humanities teacher at Grant High School in North Hollywood


Rev. Eric Lee, president & CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Los Angeles




Jonathan Serviss

Producer, Patt Morrison Program

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