Tue, Jul 20, 2010 -- 9:00 AM
Cutting ClassDownload audio (MP3)
A new California Watch survey of the state's largest school districts finds that more than half are shortening their school year amid shrinking budgets. This worries some parents and education experts, who fear that the shorter calendar will hurt student performance.
Host: Michael Krasny
- Jack O'Connell, state superintendent of public instruction
- Louis Freedberg, director of California Watch, a project of the nonprofit Center for Investigative Reporting and former editorial writer and columnist at the San Francisco Chronicle