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Tue, May 8, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Schools Under Stress


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Teacher Arlene Lebowitz assists a student in her third-grade class during summer school.
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Teacher Arlene Lebowitz assists a student in her third-grade class during summer school.

A study of California's 30 largest school districts finds the recession has taken a hard hit on public education. Teacher layoffs, fewer counselors, increased demand for free and reduced-price meals has stressed California's schools according to the report by an education non-profit. Forum discusses the findings and how schools can compensate.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Ann Hughes, 4th grade teacher at Hillcrest Elementary School in San Francisco.
  • Bruce Fuller, professor of education and public policy at U.C. Berkeley
  • Jonathan Raymond, superintendent of Sacramento Unified School District
  • Louis Freedberg, executive director of EdSource, an independent non-profit research and reporting organization

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