Originally aired on May 8, 2012
Hosted by Michael Krasny
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. Listen here.
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 and Louis Freedberg, Executive Director of EdSource, an independent non-profit research and reporting organization