No hand raising required for Patt’s monthly sit down with LAUSD superintendent Ramon Cortines. All topics are covered in today’s curriculum as Patt directs listener questions and comments to the man at the helm of the largest school system in California.
The school year started days late for many L.A. schools due to budget cuts, negotiations are about to begin with UTLA on the contentious issues of teacher evaluations, and there’s good news as API scores are up… Ray Cortines, who heads the nation’s second largest school district, takes your questions on the latest with LAUSD.
The LAUSD 2010 – 2011 budget has just been approved by the Board of Education - it keeps getting smaller and school problems – they just keep getting bigger. Teacher and staff furloughs, shuttered classes for disabled students, funding shortages for athletics… LAUSD superintendent Ray Cortines is here with his answers to Patt’s questions and yours.
Budget shortfalls, teacher and administration layoffs, budget shortfalls, school reform under Public School Choice, budget shortfalls… LAUSD Superintendent Ramon Cortines faces a plethora of problems, with a budget deficit of $640 million for the year 2010-2011 underlining all of them. Continuing our series, the Superintendent takes an hour to answer your calls on these issues and more.