AirTalk for August 26, 2014

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy has suspended contracts with Apple and Pearson following criticism and investigation into L.A. schools’ use of iPads in the classroom. Also, two committees have recommended a new pilot program that would allow officers to issue fines for neighborhood “quality-of-life” offenses. Then, should the San Gabriel Mountains be named a national monument?
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