SAVE OUR SCHOOLS Campaign on KCRW’s Which Way LA?

Listen today to the remarkable story about Save Our Schools on KCRW’s show, Which Way LA? with Warren Olney, and produced by the remarkable Frances Anderton.

This story not only talks about how the burden of funding core academic programs in California’s public schools is being shifted to local communities, but also shines a bright light on the State’s failure to provide adequate public education up and down the Golden State.

Listen today — and then DONATE to the Save Our Schools Campaign!  Remember, we only have until August 15th to make a difference in time for September.

LEARN MORE about the Save Our Schools Campaign, including how close the campaign is to restoring lower class sizes at a grade level or library, music and counseling programs.

School Money and Gun Control

MON JUN 28, 2010

Teacher layoffs, library closings and elimination of music and other programs have driven parents into the streets, along with their children, to raise money for education. Will private fund-raising be a band-aid in Santa Monica or business as usual for public schools?

Private Sector Steps in to Save Our Schools (7:06PM)

After a school-funding measure barely failed to get the two-thirds required vote last month, the Santa Monica-Malibu School Board cut $7.1 million, eliminated 65 teaching jobs and closed libraries in elementary schools. This weekend, parents and kids set up a lemonade stand on Main Street as part of SOS — the Save Our Schools Campaign.

  • Linda Gross: Executive Director, Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation
  • Tim Shaw: President, Empower/Excel
  • Jack O’Connell: Superintendent of Public Instruction, State of California

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