In this edition of “This Week in California Education,” Executive Director Louis Freedberg, and Editor-at-Large John Fensterwald interview student wellness reporter Jane Adams, math and science reporter Carolyn Jones, retired State Assembly adviser Rick Simpson and Allison Elgart, legal director for the Equal Justice Society.
Among the issues they discuss:
- Simpson’s tax proposal that would liberate school districts from revenue constraints of Proposition 98 and bring more money to schools (read story)
- A new AP computer science course that’s attracting students of color and girls in large numbers (read story)
- A settlement in a Kern County lawsuit around high suspension rates of minority students that’s focusing on implicit bias in an innovative way (read story)
Produced by Sarah Tan