In this edition of “This Week in California Education,” Executive Director Louis Freedberg, and Editor-at-Large John Fensterwald interview Michael Fine, the new CEO of the state’s fiscal watchdog agency FCMAT; Pamela Burdman, a policy analyst focused on remediation policies at community colleges and CSU; and Larry Gordon, higher education reporter at EdSource, to discuss these key educational issues:
- The clouds on the financial horizon for California’s school districts (read story)
- Efforts at CSU to increase graduation rates by building more on-campus housing (read story)
- CSU’s far-reaching strategies to reduce barriers to graduation by dropping math and English placement tests (read story) and by eliminating proficiency in intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite for non-science majors (read story).
Produced by Sarah Tan