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Tuesday, May 10, 2011
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Mayor Villaraigosa on the budget, security, the Dodgers, and his legacy on L.A.
He’s cut money-saving deals with several of the public employee unions that help to run Los Angeles, and have also helped to add to the city’s budget deficit with unfunded pension liabilities; he’s pushing hard for tax extensions on the California ballot to save education programs and jobs; he has drawn up a budget that is meant to close a $457-million shortfall while preserving most city services, but his revenue projections have been called overly-optimistic; he’s keeping a wary eye on L.A.’s dysfunctional iconic baseball team, the Dodgers. Yes, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is a busy guy these days and the times demand it, as
Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of
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2:06 – 2:30
Cut big oil tax breaks or drill, baby, drill?
With gas prices now averaging $3.97 per gallon, it seems like every member of Congress has a different solution to the problem. The House Republican solution is to open the
Phil Verleger, David E. Mitchell/EnCana Professor of Management at the
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2:30 – 2:39
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Do you know more than an eighth grader? If it’s a civics question, you probably do Do you know the purpose of the Bill of Rights? If you do, you’re way ahead of fewer than half of American eighth graders. If you find that statistic a little disconcerting, how about the fact that fewer than three-quarters of high school seniors are unable to explain what power is granted to Congress by the Constitution. Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor says that the results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress demonstrate that we have a “crisis on our hands when it comes to civics education.” Some critics say that programs like No Child Left Behind are squeezing out important civics courses in elementary and high schools across the nation and leaving our children somewhat clueless about their government.
Charles N. Guigley, executive director of the Center for Civic Education
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