<em>Patt Morrison</em> is known for its innovative discussions of local politics and culture, as well as its presentation of the effects of national and world news on Southern California.
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Patt Morrison For April 4, 2012




Screenshot of Santa Monica College student pepper sprayed outside of a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. The video of the scene was shared by the student newspaper The Corsair on its site and YouTube channel.
Screenshot of Santa Monica College student pepper sprayed outside of a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. The video of the scene was shared by the student newspaper The Corsair on its site and YouTube channel.

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Facing cuts of $11 million, Santa Monica College has decided on a radical option: start a non-profit foundation that could offer more high-demand classes like English and math, but at a cost of $200 a unit compared to $36. Should Santa Monica College be able to charge more for popular classes and is that unfair to students? Plus, girls as young as six starting puberty? Early puberty has psychological effects as well as physical ones – why is this happening, and can anything be done about it? Next time at one o’clock.