This week Louis Freedberg and John Fensterwald discuss the upsurge in student activism for gun control following the school shooting in Parkland, FL, and a new report on disproportionate suspension rates of  black students in California. They are joined by State Senator Nancy Skinner, who makes a pitch for her bill to extend to middle and high schools the current ban on suspending students for “willful defiance,” a vague term under state law. (See EdSource story by David Washburn on the issue.)

Louis and John also talk about a proposal in the state Senate to increase base funding for the Local Control Funding Formula beyond what Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing.

Produced by Sarah Tan