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Monday, September 13, 2010
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1:06 – 1:19
Accountability for charter schools – new regulations on the table
Ben Austin, Executive Director of Parent Revolution, a parent advocacy group supporting charter schools and school self-determination. He is a member of the State Board of Education and a sponsor of the new charter accountability regulations.
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1:21 – 1:39
LAUSD: Too big to succeed?
It is the second largest employer in
Robert Hertzberg, Partner at Mayer – Brown law firm and former Speaker of the California State Assembly
1:41 – 1:58:30
Pay for grades… wasted bribery or benefit?
Kids like it; adults are not so sure. The “it” is cold hard cash paid to children by schools to attend classes or get good grades, or at least in one case, not get pregnant. Parents can also get into the act by collecting checks for attending meetings with school counselors. The strategy is debated by psychologists, parents, school administrators, and reformers… some think it cheapens the act of learning and others think it leads to better grades and lasting benefits, and is no different from passing out stickers or sports tickets when students do well on tests and assignments. Is this mere bribery, with kids turning into slackers after the money is gone, or can those incentives really help make better students?
2:06 – 2:39
2:41 – 2:58:30
The world’s oldest profession always finds a way: getting around Craigslist censored bar
The world stopped rotating and nearly fell off its axes last week when it was announced that the prudent people at Craigslist shut down their adult services section. Succumbing to state attorneys’ demands to do more to block illicit ads promoting prostitution, they decided to take down the section entirely, denying easy access to adult escorts and prostitutes that Craigslist users have come to expect. But have no fear; prostitution on the internet is alive and well, even on Craigslist. It seems that the attempt to shut down the site has actually just created more avenues to find prostitutes. Even on Craigslist itself prostitution rings have found different parts of the site to advertise their services. Can the world’s oldest profession truly be stopped?
M. Ryan Calo, Senior research fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at
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