Friday, August 6, 2010

Patt Morrison for Monday, August 9, 2010

PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE

Monday, August 9, 2010

1-3 p.m.

 

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DAVID LAZARUS FILLS IN FOR PATT

 

1:06 – 1:30

OPEN

 

 

1:30 - 1:58:30

Final leg in Race to the Top, California makes case for federal education money

Tomorrow [TUESDAY], state officials travel to Washington D.C. to make their case that California should be selected from 18 other finalists for its share of $4.35 billion in federal education funds.  This marks the second round of competition for Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s controversial plan known as Race to the Top, which offers states incentive to reform their public education systems for a chance to compete for federal money.  Critics say Duncan’s agenda pushes untested methods, such as lifting a cap on charter schools and tying teacher evaluations to student performance, and does little to address long-standing inequities in public education.  Education experts also point out there could be backlash from states that take significant political risks to reform, only to be eliminated in a final round.  California wasn’t named as finalist in the first round of competition, which awarded grants only to Tennessee and Delaware.  But this time around, California’s application effort was led by local superintendents, such as Los Angeles Unified School District’s Ramon Cortines and Long Beach Unified School District’s Christopher Steinhauser, who’ll both make their case in D.C. tomorrow.  What’s different about California’s chances this time around?  David looks at California’s chances and what stakeholders are saying on all sides of the debate.

 

Guests:

Bonnie Reiss, California Secretary of Education & Regent of the University of California; she’s in D.C., where she’ll be making the case tomorrow for California

SHE CALLS US:

 

Diane Ravitch, former Secretary of Education in the Bush Administration; Research Professor of education at New York University and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution

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UNCONFIRMED:

Ramon Cortines, superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD); he’s in D.C., where he’ll be making the case tomorrow for California

 

 

2:06 – 2:30

Will the Google/Verizon deal mark the end of “net neutrality”?

The two companies are rumored to be in the midst of negotiating an agreement that could fundamentally change the landscape of the internet.  If a deal is reached between the two media giants, it would allow content providers like YouTube (owned by Google) to get their content to users faster (courtesy of Verizon, one of the nation’s largest Internet service providers).  Of course expediency comes at a price.  YouTube would have to pay for the privilege, and then ultimately those costs would be passed on to consumers.  If an agreement is reached, the Internet would become more of a tiered system (like cable television) where some users pay more for faster access to content. Julius Genachowski, chairman of the FCC, says “…any deal that doesn’t preserve the freedom and openness of the Internet for consumers and entrepreneurs will be unacceptable”.  If this deal goes forward despite warnings from the FCC, will it mean the end of “net neutrality” or equal access to the internet? And is there anything wrong with some people paying more for preferred service? 

 

Guests:

Josh Silver, president & CEO, Free Press

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  • Free Press is a national, nonpartisan organization working to reform the media.   They work to promote diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media and universal access to communications. 

 

  • They do not support the Google/Verizon deal. They want the FCC to intervene.  They believe it shouldn’t be up to big companies to decide the fate of the internet. 

 

UNCONFIRMED

Julius Genachowski, chairman of the FCC

Representative, CTIA

 

  • CTIA-The Wireless Association® is an international nonprofit membership organization that has represented the wireless communications industry since 1984. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products.

 

 

 

2:30 – 2:58:30

OPEN

 

 

 

Jonathan Serviss

Producer, Patt Morrison Program

Southern California Public Radio

NPR Affiliate for Los Angeles

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2 comments:

红十字 said...

好的開始並不代表會成功,壞的開始並不代表是失敗..................................................

凱v胡倫 said...

傻氣的人喜歡給心 雖然每次都被笑了卻得到了別人的心..................................................................