Monday, December 29, 2008

KPCC: LAUSD Cuts Arts Funding + UCLA education think tank sides with activists, draws criticism

LAUSD Cuts Arts Funding



The Los Angeles Unified School District has suspended an arts partnership as part of a spending freeze. AirTalk guest host David Lazarus talks about the likely impact with Los Angeles Times Staff writer Jason Song and Arts for LA Executive Director Danielle Brazell.
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Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

After two decades at UCLA, renowned education professor Jeannie Oakes has left for a higher-profile job. She'll be in charge of education grantmaking at the Ford Foundation in New York City. Part of her legacy at UCLA is an eight-year-old education think tank that's offered scholarly reinforcement to education activist groups in their efforts to improve public schools. KPCC's Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has the story.

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