Today on Your Call: What can we do to support teachers?

Aug 20, 2012

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with educators as they prepare to return to the classroom. With California facing another $20B budget short fall, what are teachers facing this year? If you are a teacher, how are preparing to go back to school and what are you facing? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. How has teaching changed because of budget cuts? What are you doing to support teachers? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Jessie Muldoon, special Ed teacher at Oakland High School

Kristy Morrison, teacher at Galileo High School in San Francisco and an organizer with Against Cuts

Betty Olson-Jones, former President of the Oakland Unified Teacher's Union, and a 5th grade teacher at Sequoia Elementary School in Oakland

Dr. Kitty Kelly Epstein, Doctoral Faculty at the School of Educational Leadership & Change in Oakland, and co- author of Organizing to Change a City

Web Resources:

LA Times: Gov. Jerry Brown formally kicks off Prop. 30 tax hike campaign

Mercury News: Deep cuts to Oakland schools' special education programs, made in the last week of school, blindside teachers and families

Bay Citizen: At Some Oakland Schools, Cuts to the Bone — and Beyond

San Jose Mercury: Despite budget cuts, some Bay Area school districts are offering innovative summer programs

Against Cuts