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"austin butin" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"July winegarden was on. Meet the press with chuck. Todd the bottom line is if we want kids to be in school and we want everybody to be say and we wanna keep schools open. This is what the scientists this is. What the pediatricians are telling us we need to do because delta and let's just all try to put the politics to the site and try to do this to get schools open. The this she was talking about was mask mandates not vaccine mandates for teachers in that same interview. She also said this. We're going to keep kids safe. We're going to keep our members save and we're to try to open up schools and we're gonna try to move through this portable battlefield. Well that commitment to quote try seemed like backsliding to a lot of alarmed parents especially as some local union such as the new york state. United teacher's union said they unequivocally did not support vaccine mandates or as jonathan chait in new york magazine. Put it quote so the delta vary at supposedly presents a medical threat so dire that it could potentially limit schooling for the third year in a row. But it's not serious enough to justify a vaccine requirement for teachers. Well then president. Joe biden announced a vaccine mandate for federal workers to which weingarten af t president said in a statement quote in order for everyone to feel safe and welcome in their workplaces. Vaccinations must be negotiated. Between employers and workers not coerced and then as we mentioned this week the nea and af t- shifted their stances weingarten expressed her support for vaccine mandates on nbc's. Meet the press on sunday since eighteen fifty we've dealt with vaccines and schools. It's not a new thing to have immunizations in schools. And i think that on a personal matter as a matter of personal conscious. I think that we need to be working with our employers. Not opposing them on vaccine mandates. So today on point as we enter a third school year of the covy. Nineteen pandemic have the goalposts shifted yet again on what it will take to get every american child back in school full time. Well we're going to start in los angeles and joining us now. Is sicily my cruise. President of the united teachers los angeles which represents thirty five thousand educators in the los angeles unified school district. Welcome to on point. How are you today. i'm well. I just want listeners. To know that a little later in the show we will also be hearing af t president randi weingarten as well but we really wanted to spend a few minutes. Spoke focusing on the nation's second largest school district here so first of all sicily if if i may can you give us a preview of what a fall of two thousand twenty one is going to be looking like for la students. Yes well after almost two years. The joy of teaching and learning finally comes back to classrooms and school buildings across los angeles county and just like most school years. This one is filled with a natural mix of excitement apprehension and anxiety especially in the wake of the heinous delta burien. I wanna make sure that folks understand and know that here at ucla Our members across los angeles as well as across the country educators. Have these same feelings. Many of us are parents first. Educators second and union members third and. That's how we are approaching this upcoming school year So to be clear. La schools were were remote until april of may or last year to have that right. That's correct okay. So we'll we'll students be going back full-time into the classroom at the start of the okay. That's already on monday starting on monday. Well summer ends far too quickly. Honestly suppose well so but also also this week though in california governor gavin newsom decided to make a statewide mandate for vaccination vaccinations for teachers. And what is the union's response to that. Yes everyone is nervous about this delta barry and the rising infection numbers and children Are ucla la board of directors. We're not opposed to a vaccine mandate you know are are utilized. Policies are set at a at our local level and through those democratic structures It's a tough decision. It's worth pointing out that. The vast majority of our educators than educational school support staff have been vaccinated. And so we know that here. We are at a really Pivotal moment but we do realize with all of the anxiety and the excitement and frustration. We know that students need to be in school full time and so we have to make those spaces of learning as safe as possible. And that's what we're going to create. You said it's a tough decision were you referring to the to the vaccine. The now the statewide vaccine mandate for teachers. And if so why is it a tough decision. Well i i don't personally think it's a tough decision. I i would say that you know people have their own opinions about you. Know how we go about vaccine mandates. I think for the governor. He has come out with this but let let's be clear Ucla has been on the front lines. we worked with our former superintendent. Austin butin her to make sure that every single school was healthy and safe and had all of the protections necessary to get our students back in school Last april in may. So do you. I'm trying to understand does this. Does this mean that you would advocate for leaders of other unions educational unions in the state of california or actually in california. Yes it's no longer choice. Because of this new statewide mandate but so your fellow union members of in other parts of the country to also welcome and embrace a vaccine mandate for teachers. Why i believe that folks around the country. We were the first house that were asking. Or vaccines right Long ago we were saying please. We want to be vaccinated Let educators be back. Sonate it and then there was a whole debt and there's a lot of political folly to happen now. We're at a different point. I think folks across the country especially in looking at the mask mandate There folks across the country saying we don't even have a mask mandate so when we look at here at los angeles we look here at ucla. We know that we put together Health and safety to make sure that that was top of mind so that all of our educational community would be safe So i wonder what you think about the work that lies ahead for teachers and students and families in los angeles because we were taking a look at some analysis of the impact of on children for being out of school for for out of the classroom. I should say for as long as they were. And there was a report released in march twenty twenty one that found that that black and latino elementary students for example in los angeles really suffered by being out of the classroom for so long finding that only forty three percent of black students and forty four percent of latino students stayed on track for early reading skills according to literacy assessments that were being able to be given a last fall. So how much do you think is ahead two to remedy the impact. Covert has had on children's education in los angeles. Well being an educator for more than twenty six years and the conversation around learning loss. I believe it's the wrong frame. Our young people are smart. They're engaging and always learning even in a pandemic while our students were physically out of the classroom for almost two years. It is extremely counter. Intuitive to say they've suffered learning loss while some of our students may not have learned everything described in their grade level curriculum. all of our babies learned. I'm a firm believer in the growth mindset and during.
"austin butin" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Site and the people behind it are making the moves to begin the effort. Get a recall on the ballot of city Councilman Mike Bonnin her right after four o'clock, we'll be talking again to Krishna, one of the organizer's She came on when they had that Commotion in Pacific Palisades. When that fire was burning a couple of weeks back, residents of Pacific Palisades came out to boo Mike Bond, and when he was holding a news conference, and I think she spoke at the council meeting Where they voted on this proposal to open the homeless camps in all the parks and beaches go. I didn't know that. Yeah. We have that audio. Um Well, No, we don't. Not at the moment. But maybe we could get it. She got good again and again that Pacific Palisades fire was caused by a vagrant. So, besides Bannon's plan to put the homeless and beach parking lots, including Pacific Palisades Palisades at Will Rogers State Park. So many reasons why she's involved in a lot of her neighbors were involved in a lot of West Siders are really worked up. And she constantly refers to bond as a bozo in the long E mail. We got about the intentions to actually recall on the Facebook site, which is protecting parks and beaches. Some of the some of the members of the group were Using photo shot to morph von in's face into Bozo. So there are a lot of clever contributions. Yes, you go to that page. Full name is protect our beaches, schools, neighborhoods and parks. Pop snap, Bob step pops. Now. All right, we turn our attention to yoga pants. Reports are that is early as next week. Abide administration will announce that they are picking Eric Garcetti to be the new ambassador to India. Very exciting, isn't it? I was thinking that maybe, uh Everybody listening Right now. We need some ideas to send him going away presents. Mm. Don't know what the appropriate Like what would symbolize Los Angeles so that he wouldn't forget. Forget us. Yeah, trash hate to say it, but that's kind of what happened. Besides, maybe a homeless trash. There's a problem with trash in general NBC Foresight Team has been covering this people just dumping trash everywhere. Maybe, and I don't want to pay the high garbage collection fees. I don't know what it is, but Maybe an unused syringe. As a memento that could get a little less nasty in the mail. Unused. I said, Uh, yeah, but it's a syringe. Syringe can stab somebody. It's all right. It's just the vile part. Not the needle. S so in a story in the L. A daily news. What happens if Garcetti leaves? Political experts offer their takes on the growing Ambassador Buzz Garcetti. If Carcetti wound up in an India roll, What would that mean for Angelenos? I don't know. What would it may Why? Wait, the worst mayor in Los Angeles history leaves Oh, the place will fall apart. Well, I mean, what's gonna happen? We'd end up with 70,000 homeless, We'd end up with the thousands of tons of garbage lying around all I mean, the place will collapse white of our beaches and boardwalks and parks will be overrun with with vagrants. Crime will be going up 200%. So the actual primary Election for L. A mayor is June of 2022. So if Carcetti takes the role and leaves, they have to put somebody in the mayor's position for about that year's time. The thing is, it cannot be somebody that is running for mayor in 2022. Which means Councilman Joe Buscaino is out. But listen to this list of people considering running Kevin D. Leone and Mark Ridley Thomas. So good Lord, I know these are all bonding types. They're all over his council President Nury Martinez said. She's seriously she's another one. No, they're all into the mode of destroy L. A Let let l A B s open sore. They should form their own party, the open sore party. I mean, daily own Ridley Thomas. These are the people who've been bouncing around in office for decades. They've served every level. They've been assembly people in states Senator just keep moving. Keep moving around and They're part of the disaster, and now they want to run the place. Because they don't care about actually our lives. They just want to continue making a lot of money, especially under the table money. Well, there is a bus John and I could hear it. It's very low. That's my Bill Gates Chip That the person they might appoint That is not running for mayor in June of 2022 for Los Angeles. But to fill that seat for a year is Tony Volare. Do you want to push that buzz? Sure. Now we want Tony Velarde enters a Democrat in the governor's recall. That's what we want is that it's not a gag, or is that real? Mom? Let's go. There were two names. They're floating. One of them is Tony Avelar. The other is Austin. Butin er, where the women guys Wow, It's a whole clown car, isn't it? We clean your toilet Austin Buechner. The guy who shut down the schools for a year and a half. Yes. Resigned as L. A unified school district Superintendent. There are rumors that he might run for mayor anyway. Which means she wouldn't be getting the that's like most these guys, you're gonna be going nowhere. Austin Beauty is not gonna get 2%. Not that they're shutting down the schools for a year and a half. Well, why the hell would you want that right, And I talked to one of these political consultant says I can't even think of a Los Angeles mayor who successfully climbed into a national position anyway. None of them did. No, no, no. They all ran. Most of them ran for something and most of them. Tom Bradley ran for governor. Sure. And evil are ran for Governor. Yeah, and reared ran for governor to run and it was good..
"austin butin" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"This encouraging milestone got a ways to go. President Biden will hold a summit with Vladimir Putin next month in Geneva. This will be a face to face meeting that comes amid escalating tensions between the two countries. During the first months of This new administration, The White House confirmed details. Today. It looks like it's going to be June 16th. It'll be tacked onto the end of Biden's first international trip as president next month used to the story about Rand Paul getting a threatening letter at his home. Was it from his neighbor? No. But it references neighbor the FBI's investigating this It was an envelope with a photo of a bruised and bandaged Rand. Paul after his neighbor attacked him. There was a gun image next to Rand Paul's head and the words I'll finish what your neighbors started. You, MF er, But wait Richard Marx is connected to this story, a singer Yeah, from the nineties. Yeah, that guy with the I mean late barely into the nineties, like late eighties and the tiny bit of the nineties Rand, Paul said. Just this weekend, Richard Marx called for violence against me. And now we received this despicable, powder filled letter. By the way, Jonesey reported earlier. There were powder was non toxic. Richard Marx tweeted on Yes, that Richard Marx tweeted on Sunday. I'll say it again. If I ever meet Rand, Paul's neighbor, I'm going to hug him and buy him as many drinks as he can consume. Well, Rand Paul while he does make good points, he does strike me as the person who you want to strike in the face. Well, Yeah, I got that attitude. He does have an attitude, but I mean, the thing about what I understand is what did Rand Paul say that drew the ire of Ah, just Ah, you know, cultural icon like Richard Marx. Endless summer nights. 90 hold onto the nights he was big on the Knights Hold onto the nights. He was right here waiting now and forever. Learned to be a man to some of those songs. Not really. That's gross a little awkward. Austin Buechner Uh, the did you just try to clean up what you just said with Austin Butin er, this soon to be former head of L. A Unified says that things are gonna be back to normal, really? In the fall. That means elementary school students were going campus five days a week for a full day of in person instruction with their teacher and classmates, Middle school and high school students who got a campus five days a week for a full schedule of instruction. Changing classrooms for each period Now. Separately, the teachers union Believes in let no crisis go unused. They last week called for maintaining safety measures hiring more union members and raising pay because, of course they did. Well, You know what you could do is you can You can throw dollar bills, Dollar dollar bills y'all at the cove it and that makes everybody safer. I think. Nope. Yes, It does not, however, words thought putting my fingers in my ears and saying, blah, blah, blah. That's how it works. This is going to be, I think in the years Following Cove. It This is going to be autopsied as the absolute worst thing we've done to our future as a country is keeping kids out of school for a year. Last year at this time. I understand why there was a fear. There was a frustration there was the unknowns were were ridiculous. And I my daughter was a senior in high school, so she lost. All of those things that should have been the end of high school prom graduation. You know, friends all of that stuff. She lost all that. I understood the fear last year, but holding the kids hostage. As we move into the fall of 2021 for greater pay for union members is disgusting. It's shameful. Now. I don't know what changed in Austin Butte Ners tone. I don't know what He He's stepping down next month, I believe is when he put his sort of self imposed retirement deadline, and I don't know what conversations he's had in the last couple of weeks that Changed his mind about the policies for the fall. I'm happy that they did. I'm happy for anybody who has a kid and l a unified that your kid is actually gonna go back to school and begin the very long, arduous process of Fixing. The deficiencies that were imposed upon them by the teacher's union and their fears. Their unfounded fears was not fear It was they wanted money, and they had their unions, telling them to Talk about their fears to tow that line instead of the We just want a money grab here. Joel Delmon lives in the West Adams neighborhood, he says. I support unions. I support teachers. He's got boys in seventh and 10th grade. Both have shown signs of depression PS, he says. But what has happened this year has been a disaster and my eyes were opened up to the fact that this disaster is due to U. T L. A And the board L. A Unified board, which is supposed to represent parents. But he says, does not listen to parents at all. I would even go a step farther than that. Joel and I would say that the board is INGE engaged. Well, the board is supposed to represent the students. That's your main customer. That's that's who you are. That's who you signed up to serve. When you got into the business of teaching, but I go back to the John Kobylt rule whenever something is for the Children. It's absolutely not for the Children. It's for money. Follow the money. Jan Williams, on the other side is part of a group called Reclaim Our Schools. Closely allied with the union, and she says that her son will remain in distance learning. She's concerned because of the conditions the schools were in before they even shut down the overcrowded classrooms. The bathrooms didn't have hot running water. They didn't have soap in the bathrooms. Most of the time. That's not a way to be co vid. Safe. If they can't properly wash their hands. We know that that's not how this thing is transmitted. We've known for a long time. Now. That's not how this but people are still you know, playing the hits they're playing. We gotta have plexiglass. We got to keep people six ft apart. Even though CDC says three FT in the school is just fine. We gotta make sure that people don't make eye contact with each other because you could get the sick right in your eyeballs. The longest serving member of the Olympics. The International Olympic Committee says that canceling the Olympics is off the table. We'll get into it. We come back. Gary and Tiana will continue in for handle today in the newsroom. Jennifer Jones Lee has an update. Moderna says it's coded 19 vaccine is 100% effective in.
"austin butin" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Superintendent Austin. Beautiful articulation. Beautiful was at the school with the state's top education. Official superintendent of public instruction Tony Thurman, both wanted to showcase of California. Public schools are steadily reopening as covert numbers improve. And how the state is ready to provide whatever help is necessary to continue the momentum and calm parents fears here, Superintendent Thurman. Our message for all schools is the same. The CDC has shown us a pathway on how it's safe for in person instruction. That's our message. And at this 0.9000 out of our 10,000 schools are either open foreign person instruction or moving to being open for in person instruction. But everything that the CDC has shown us has translated into resource is that the state has provided $6.5 billion to help get the schools we open. You have money for ventilation, So they have outside air to support where our schools they're going to be doing. Our offices secured five million rapid covert tests. All these things give our school's a pathway to get physically reopened. That's a game changer. When I asked if he thought l a unified schools would be completely back to normal by the fall. Superintendent Buechner said. Yes. Mitigation measures are in place. Our schools are the safest in the nation. As family see that it is safe as they see their Children will thrive in schools more and more will come back and buy fall will be at that full in person. Threshold Now the path to get there is to make sure we continue to provide support for the community. We have 25 school based vaccination centers that are open serving families who say Vaccinate me My childhood come back to school. So we need to make sure we're doing this safely in the right way. But full in person come the fall for sure. Again. That's L. A unified school district Superintendent Austin Butin er, by the way, the principal of the school that beauty and Thurman visited Sylvan Park Elementary, Van Nuys told us out of 778 enrolled students about 250 pupils have returned so far for in person classroom instruction. The principal hopes to see you half of her students back by the end of this school year and let's stay on education. Despite heated debates over school re openings across the state, A majority of Californians approve of how their elected officials have handled classroom closures, according to a new survey from the Public Policy Institute of California. KQED politics reporter Guy Marshall Roddy has more more than eight in 10. Californians acknowledge that kids have fallen behind academically during the pandemic. Still a majority approve of how Governor Gavin Newsom and local district officials have navigated school openings, but his new summon state lawmakers negotiate over the future of hybrid learning. Two thirds of public school parents say they're concerned classrooms won't be open full time in the fall for the California report. I'm Guy Maserati, the city of Long Beach is preparing for when Children get the okay to get the cove in 19 vaccine. Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia says the school is partnering with the Long Beach Unified School District. Place mobile vaccination Clinton's on campuses in the coming weeks. We know that at some point in the months ahead, Aziz Clinical Trials wind down that population, Whether it's 12 and above, like, has been discussed. Other ages for kids will be opened up in the futures. We want to make sure that we're prepared For parents that want have the kids vaccinated that they have that option within their schools. Mary Garcia says the.
"austin butin" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"The I heart radio app. Well, the puzzle continues over reopening schools. In California specifically talked about today. Was the Los Angeles Unified School District Elementary schools. The superintendent is Austin Butin er. He said that they if they've actually 25,000 teachers and staff They could reopen the elementary schools that would be about 250,000 students. I thought, the teacher said, they have to have the students vaccinated. Yeah, the teachers unions a little different from Butte nurse, so that's what Joe Buscaino said on Friday. We saw some of their tweets the L A. T. A Is the teachers. Your utility utilities will stands. Angelus is the teacher's union. And they acted like that isn't even good enough because if the kids are unvaccinated to that, still whisky, what's beauty are talking about? You know, he and Garcetti or both Feeble and flash said What kind of God? What kind of men are these? You got hundreds of thousands of kids who aren't getting educated. 80% of them are poor. What are you doing? You're the two leaders here. I don't know this now he makes it. It's even more complicated because they're claiming that the state guidelines don't allow them to re open. Based on the transmission rates and most of the school district's neighborhoods. So where, and then Newsome's constantly talking about how we need to get the school's re opened. Well, you could change the requirements on that. Then they're all then they're all Yes. Sing us here. We're all looking for cover by pointing to somebody else. That's what it says. What is it? Well because they don't take money from the damn teachers union. Our city's bent over for the teachers union. Um Newsome is Oh, they all get money from the union. They're all afraid. God, They're so pathetic. They're so sad. They're like, beat little puppies. They don't want a union leader to be mad at him. I never realized how frightened Newsome, Garcetti, Austin Butin ER He's not even elected beauty her, but the three of them are frightened little puppies that the teachers unit's gonna get mad to the right thing. You got 600,000 kids at a school. What's wrong with you? I'm gonna open up in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, The mayors and all three cities finally said enough of this. And the teachers were given in They're claiming that those cities have lower rates of cove. It Be asked Nonsense. The rates of Cove it don't matter. Look at the science. Children do not do not spread the virus very well. It's very weak. Look, there's a study out from the Carolinas. We went through it the other day. I just heard it discussed on the news peer reviewed study in a major medical journal. It's not the only one there. Several of these There's there's zero cases in this study zero of a teacher getting the virus from a student. Zero. Like it doesn't happen. It never happened in these studies, and they looked at tens of thousands of students. Transmission is too weak and the Children don't even get many symptoms, even if they have it. So it's It's a cover story. They don't want to work. They don't want to work. There are schools open up all over the country. None of the teachers of getting the virus from the kids. Which means it's already been proven. So what's your next? Excuse? Why don't you tell the truth? The teachers don't wanna work They bought off Garcetti. They bought off Do some. They bought off the Legislature, and all of them are a bunch of silly little Fools who are afraid that some a loud mouth union leaders going to yell at them. Why are they pathetic? This is the saddest, saddest performance by California politicians. Sadist. They won't even stand up for eight year olds. They already have a waiver situation where you're allowed to reopen the schools for special needs students. And that wouldn't even be 25% of capacity. They could pull that one. They're allowed to do that. They're not even doing that. Don't anybody is hurting from this special needs students? How much can they get out of existence like they don't care. All Newsome cares about is getting the next check for the next time he runs for something. Same thing for Garcetti. Member. The two of them want to keep running for office They still want, you know, 56 figure checks to their campaigns to their fake nonprofits to their special political action committees to support one proposition or another. Money, they can hand the other candidates. All these guys have multiple funds that unions are arm twisted into giving, too, but in return You cannot ever challenge any other demands. And the teachers don't want to work. I don't want to hear from a single teacher. Do not email us. They're called a well, You're wrong. I wanna work. Good. Well, I'm told the press conference and take down your union show some courage. Wide. Where's Garcetti hiding? Where is he right now? Is he under under his bed? Is he in the basement shivering. Team doing? How can How can a grown man be that weak and that frightened Beauty, her too. And Newsome, the three of them, It's like a third three headed monster. Of feebleness and ineffectiveness. All right. We got more coming up. John and Ken Ko Phi Deborah Marquez. A.
"austin butin" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Here on this Friday edition of the show. Lots to talk about. You know, I wanted to go in and because we haven't done this in a while and producer Nate and I were talking about it before the show. We haven't really had a conversation in a little bit regarding Cove. It And these new Draconian measures that will be while unleashed upon us here in these next few days, because yes, As you know, Joe Biden will be inaugurated. Stop. There's no insurrection know martial law, It's not happening. As much as I would have liked it to happen. It's just not happening. We're gonna talk about that at the bottom of the hour, the inauguration and wants to come, but I think it's imperative right now. To go over these these measures these these draconian measures that Are really going to put a hindrance and take away your liberties. I mean, I I see that and you need to see that you need to be aware of that. Let me start by this because again, we haven't discussed this and some time because you know what, In all honesty, we've been trying to save our country from falling into the deepest depths of the abyss with a biting presidency. Now that we know that is coming to pass. We need to start facing realities of what is going to be coming to pass in front of our very eyes. And these are the draconian mandates regarding Cove in now I hate to be the one to tell you. I told you so. But I'm going to do it anyways. I told you so. That this would come, Many said. It's not It won't happen. And I said yes, it will trust me when you're dealing with states that are Really Communist. I won't even say socialist Communist. You're gonna have measures and mandates that that are going to make your head spin. I'm talking about California. I was born in California. I was raised in California in a town north of Fresno. California. Called, Mur said When I was growing up, we used to call it murder dead. But oh boy, what a great place to grow up in the Central Valley at that time in the seventies and eighties. It was incredible. I just Would love to. You replicate that now for my family and my grandchildren. It was just a phenomenal, phenomenal time. Movies were made about it when you go back and see some of the movies in the seventies and eighties, the nostalgia And you know, come on you, you know you hear me, and many of you probably are from that area that are listening to the show. The show runs through most of California's well, because Katie WN has such a large stick, and I mean that in the non sexual way. 50,000 watt powerhouse. And so California is doing what I thought would be coming. What is it? Los Angeles, Of course, La La land. Los Angeles United. Excuse me Unified school district. Has announced that students will be required to show proof that they have received a vaccine for four coronavirus. Before returning into in person learning. This is, according to Fox News. Now the district superintendent, Austin Buechner has confirmed that he said that parents that have concerns regarding this about the safety of the vaccine Will be required to keep their Children in remote learning in definitely Did you hear what I said? I'll say it again. In case you don't hear me. He's the corncob got. Let me say that again because I told you this was coming. The Los Angeles Unified School District has announced that kids have to have the vaccine you're gonna have to show proof of it. This is according to Ella's district superintendent, Austin Butin. Er, now for parents that say not my kid. I'm not getting them a vaccine. You have the right You have the right to say I'm not getting the vaccine, at least for now, Ugo. You'll have to keep your Children and remote learning. What does that mean? We'll have to learn online as they've been learning all this time since covert 19 hit us because of the bioweapon that escaped China and Wuhan. Didn't I tell you this was coming? Now, the concern that I have now some will say, Well, who cares? This is California you should care because Gavin Newsom is Batman. And governor Cecil AC is Robin. Robin loves to follow Batman. And what I've seen of Governor Cecil AC, and he's probably having his ears ring right now, because he's probably like Steve Sanchez. I guess. Just got just decided and got tired of, you know, throwing me under the bus, but surprise Governor I'm back. Sis Elek. Could Enforced the same thing he could. Now you may say he's not gonna do it. You don't know that, because right now the Clark County School board just today. Took the steps. Necessary to reopen school buildings but giving principals the ability to bring back small groups of students to campus on a voluntary basis. And approving an agreement with its teachers. It's teachers union. Regarding the future opening. So what does that mean? With all out all the legalese, they're taking the steps. They're laying the groundwork to transition from the hybrid model or excuse me to put in a hybrid model. But here's the deal. How do we not know? Because, according to what I'm being told, according to what you're reading. Las Vegas. Court County..
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"To 2 to 5 to 2 to is a telephone number. 1 802 22 K A. B C It's Pleasure to welcome our next guest to the program. She is the former Senate majority leader in the state of California. Who you could follow on Twitter at Gloria J. Romero, Senator Gloria Romero, welcome. Happy New Year. Good to be with you. Happy New Year to you, too. Now, Senator you were serving in Sacramento in the nineties and the two thousands. When the recall of Gray Davis took place. You were there when the When the first signatures were being gathered when people were first starting to talk about the potential of a recall. You were there through the campaign and then after the campaign as well, As someone who's lived through it. Who's seen it up close and personal. What do you make of what we're seeing right now? With the recall campaign against California Governor Gavin Newsom? Well, it sounds like deja vu, and it certainly is attainable. It's well within reach. I think the politics are somewhat different your previous guests to talked about, depending upon people wanting to jump in looking at their political futures. But remember back in the gray Davis Day at that time, the former lieutenant governor Cruz Bustamante, he had chosen to run and was essentially politically excoriated. By the Democratic insiders. So I think there's been a long time going since then. We have history now the work and so it may well be an open, plain and anything they go this time. Is there anyone in California Democratic Party politics who so powerful a Nancy Pelosi, a Rusty hicks, a Dianne Feinstein, who Congar Oto, a Ricardo, Laura or a Fiona MMA or a Betty G and say you better not run or else and get them to not run if they're thinking about doing it? Well, you've only mentioned though political insiders because all three of those have traditional party politics affinities. I think in order for this to succeed, it almost has to be a if a Democrat won He would have to be somebody who's more on the outside. Maybe somebody who has run in the past and who has lost. I mean, you never know. Maybe this might be former Mayor Antonio Vieira goes his chance to come forward and I think he could put in a pretty good showing. What about former Treasurer John Chung? So I think that in looking to the future, you almost have to look at people. Who have maybe gone for the bid, haven't obtained it because of just insider party politics and the role of special interest in California. But it may be a chance for others to step forward. I'm not saying that those of the best candidates, but I think you have to think outside the political party box. And it could potentially be someone who's never been elected before Al Chechi could come back Someone Jane Harman, someone like that. Who has a lot of money. Exactly. You could look at somebody. I mean, maybe Senator Feinstein like, say she's had it with Washington finally assumes the gubernatorial roll. Maybe Willie Brown would want to step forward, but I think it could almost become anything goes and if you get a name of stature Especially from a solid Democrat. I your previous guest said. This is about a plurality. When Gray Davis was recall, there was something like 100 candidates on the ballot. I mean, I mean everything from here to I think circus goers, but support stars that Yeah, I mean, if you've got enough money, and I don't know what it is, but it's a nominal amount to file You can become a candidate for the governorship and run. Let's talk about George Gascogne, the district attorney of Los Angeles County. He's bringing yet more San Francisco insiders into his office in Los Angeles. And he's having mutiny from the deputy district attorneys from the people who work at that office who say they're not being consulted about anything other elected district attorneys in California, including Ann Marie Schubert, up in Sacramento, the district attorney of San Diego, They're saying that because George Gas God they believe is a threat to public safety. They're not going to differ anything to the L, a County district attorney's office. He was bad when he got elected, and he seems to be getting worse. How bad is it right now? Well, he was a carpetbagger. I mean, bottom line. He was a carpetbagger who saw political pickings. Take that as a medicine tribute to the gubernatorial race. Packed his bag two moved into l A. Just because sometime in the past a long, long time ago, he had been raised in East L. A. Um, What is good is that there is pushback now That's not to say. I didn't think that's going has some good ideas. I mean, there is a certain point where you do have to take a look at At restorative justice and making the minute you can't put every kid into prison. But he has crossed the line and I think it is good that people are willing to say, you know, hold the line. This is not good enough. I'm particularly concerned about some of his proposals that I believe will increase the risk of sexual assault. For women in Los Angeles. His domestic violence initiative frighten me as well as in attention to assault. So to some extent, I think many of us scones policies are going to be on the backs of women. And I think when women began to wake up and realize that essentially were ground zero for these new quote, unquote work policies. I think you're going to see a bit of greater push back. And if women conjoined with some of these other deviates from San Diego or Sacramento. I think that's going. We'll have a handful. In Los Angeles Austin Butin er, the superintendent of L. A. USD has said, when Children are allowed back on campus. If the vaccine is available to them, they must take it before they are allowed to go back into the various schoolhouses. We know that Cove in 19 is not a Bible, RJ threat to Children. It's a threat to people who are over the age of 65. It's a threat to people who have co morbidity. Ease who get into those high risk categories is what he's doing something that is meant to protect the health and welfare of the Children. Or is he doing it to delay the start of on campus instruction? I don't think there's a great deal of science behind that..
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"Kids, our parents, not just our educators on distance learning. We put out a lot of guidelines in this space to help educate support parents. I know our school. We're sending our kids with pre school kids and other kids going to elementary school middle school. They've also been putting out kids and kits and guidelines some videos to help support parents like myself. My wife this effort and we want to continue to Seymour of that, and we're seeing a lot of that. I know Austin Butin Ally, Unified School District beginning to do a lot of that as well to his credit, and so we're gonna have to do a lot more. Because you're right. The stresses air. Really, These challenges are demonstrably and yes, they're very personal. Rachel BLOOM. Kaiser Health News Governor. Thanks so much. I would have knocked it there. It's taking between five and seventies. Teo get results for test diagnostic tests right now, and I know that they're really important part of California testing infrastructure. Both private and public. He's taking a really long time. The results are you at all rethinking the partnership or any of their contract with us? How What are you thinking about to try and get some of these results a little faster and a little bit more meaningful. So, as you know, we re constitute our testing task force. Dr Galley a week ago made that announcement laid out specific details. New strategies. New protocols, new acuity of focus on testing new tiered strategies for testing..
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"W I'm Madeleine brand as current virus cases surge again here in L. A county. Frazzled parents have one question. Will my kids go back to school next month? And l'll ust still does not have an answer for them. Here is Superintendent Austin Butin earlier this week. No decision has been made about a return to school facilities, but it's reasonable to assume instruction will include an online component for most students. School is scheduled to begin on August 18th. So just about a month from now, joining us now to discuss this is Howard Blume, Education reporter for the Times. Hi. Hey. So on August 18th. What's going to happen? Does anybody know? I don't think so. To be honest, The big development this week was this so called top secret call between the county public health director and school districts across the county, saying that they all need to be prepared for possibly going 100% with online learning based on the spike in the Corona virus in Los Angeles County. That's a pretty startling right there. And the truth is, this situation is changing Day by day, and I spoke with school board president this very morning shortly before we got on this call, and he doesn't know what's gonna happen. He's feeling that if they know by August 1st That would be a good thing I feel for parents in this. It's just in an anxious time. This only adds to the anxiety that everybody's feeling that they don't even know how to plan. They can't know how planets Yeah. I know Well as a parent myself, oven l'll ust child. I feel the pain. I have no idea what my kid is going to Dio. I have no idea what I'm going to do with him in the house. So What is Bel ust planning? If it is 100% online, do they have the resource is now because When this first started back in March. It was a bit of a scramble. It wasn't gonna be a scramble, so they have enough computers. They think they have been of hot spots. What they don't have any control over are the conditions in the home. Parents are not trained to be teachers or Proctor's exam proctors so you can have a computer set up a home, you can have been Internet hot spot. You may not have a good environment to study. There may not be the right supervision for the younger kids. They need that social interaction actual face time I spoke to a special education teacher and she talked about this student was actually pressing his face into the cute computer monitor because he was so desperate to have contact with his teacher, and so this is not This is not an ideal situation by any means, but you're not going to die. If you do education this way. This was a big message First. This is not the fault of l. A unified I mean, we could beat up on them for many things, but it's It's not their fault. They had to become an online school district overnight over the summer. They've tried to add some Grated courses because you recall they essentially removed grading fromthe spring semester. So they're trying to use this summer to kind of feel what it would be like to push things forward more effectively in an online manner that there'd been some glitches, but presumably, they're getting more and more practice all the time. It's never going to be As good as traditional school. But on the other hand, I guess you're not going to die here. Not going, Teo Teo much I will die. So what about? Are they looking at other models like New York City, for example, which is going forward with a plan for a few days at school? A few days? Not at school, things like that. Well, that is the planet. That has to be the plan under the health guidelines because classrooms are not big enough to accommodate all the students with social distancing So under the current health guidelines, there is literally no way that you can open in a traditional way. And if you can't get all the students into the classroom, then you have to have a staggered schedule so that students come into the classrooms in waves as it were, And that means There are additional childcare burdens. Ongoing childcare burdens for parents is people trying to get back to work? You know, New York is a very dense place so they may have worse problems in Los Angeles, at least in Los Angeles. You conducive innovations like holding some classes outside because the weather is better. So there's there's things you could do that might make it a little easier for us in New York, But by and large, we're looking at a staggered schedule in part time on campus. What are the teachers unions saying about this? Are they holding the district's feet to the fire and saying, Look, if it's not safe, we don't want to come back and teach. They kind of are, But I don't necessarily think that the school district is in great disagreement. They don't particularly want to bring people back if it's unsafe, either. I mean, if you're an economist, or if you're the Trump Administration, you khun Balance, thes plus minus equations, right? Well, what's the cost of a few teachers dying or a custodian dying? If you're a teacher's union, you're not in a position where even one teacher Khun die or a library and you have to have a zero tolerance policy. As you represent your employees on Fara safety risk goes, so that's going to make them Uh ah. Hard bargainers and these decisions to reopen. These are district decisions or can the state come in and override and say you're opening or you're not opening The state can say you're not opening. I think it's a little harder for the state to say you are opening. I mean, First of all schools will be open. Any education purpose will be on its a question whether campuses will be reopened, and I suppose the state could exert the power of the purse if they wanted to. Force camps is reopened. But that seems very unlikely. I think they're going to let School district. Choose how they want to engage in learning. But there are new rules in place that the state hopes will make sure that learning takes place because in the spring there is a free pass. I mean, I want to say this too harshly for the state was saying, this is an emergency. We're not gonna hold you to any standards of accountability. You are not required to make sure that students learn you are not required to take attendance. Now they're saying you, Khun do this the way you have to do this, But we do require that you take attendance. And we do require that you show evidence of student learning. So that's kind of where the differences in terms of this state right now, and are they saying that money is contingent upon that Well, I suppose they are, but they're not really counting on doing that. At a certain level. Everybody wants learning to happen. Basically school districts. We're pretty much on board. They're going to find some way to take daily attendance. They're going to try to improve their learning accountability. I don't think anybody's intending to buck the system. So nobody's really expecting this state Ted Levy any kind of financial penalties now the federal government may threaten to live. The financial penalties. In fact, President Trump has already done so There's a question about whether he has the authority to do so are the ultimate willingness to do so is at the same time the federal government. Other people in the Trump administration are talking about. Giving schools more help to help to assist in Rio openings. S O. If there's any money not gonna happen, It's gonna be from the federal government, which is responsible for about 10% of funding for schools. That has a lot of money in terms of your operations. But even that one has to wonder if that would really happen. I do not expect that to happen at state level well. Talking about the funding aspect of this is pretty overwhelming. It's gotta cost a ton of money to retrofit the schools to put in plastic barriers, if need be to look at the ventilation system and make it safer. Well, just the ventilation system alone almost seems hopeless. I suppose there's nothing magic about the August 18 date. I mean, if you're in l, a unified, you know very well that that's the day school's supposed to start. But that doesn't mean that's the date where you flip a switch, and everything is about either back to normal. Or even back to this hybrid schedule. You really could see Where they might begin on online only is because they're just not ready and then roll into Ah hybrid schedule gradually school by school or great leveled by grade level. Because there's really no imperative that they have to do this foot The switch on August 18th. They just have to start school one way or the other on August 18th. You know when they're ready, they're ready. And when they're not,.
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"W I'm Madeleine brand as current virus cases surge again here in L. A county. Frazzled parents have one question. Will my kids go back to school next month? And l'll ust still does not have an answer for them. Here is Superintendent Austin Butin earlier this week. No decision has been made about a return to school facilities, but it's reasonable to assume instruction will include an online component for most students. School is scheduled to begin on August 18th. So just about a month from now, joining us now to discuss this is Howard Blume, Education reporter for the Times. Hi. Hey. So on August 18th. What's going to happen? Does anybody know? I don't think so. To be honest, The big development this week was this so called top secret call between the county public health director and school districts across the county, saying that they all need to be prepared for possibly going 100% with online learning based on the spike in the Corona virus in Los Angeles County. Death pretty startling right there. And the truth is, this situation is changing day by day, and I spoke with school board president this very morning shortly before we got on this call, and he doesn't know what's gonna happen. He's feeling that if they know by August 1st That would be a good thing I feel for parents in this. It's just in an anxious time. This only adds to the anxiety that everybody's feeling that they don't even know how to plan. They can't know how. Yeah. I know Well as a parent myself, oven l'll ust child. I feel the pain. I have no idea what my kid is going to Dio. I have no idea what I'm going to do with him in the house. So What is el UST planning? If it is 100% online, do they have the resource is now because when this first started Back in March. It was a bit of a scramble. It wasn't bit of a scramble, so they have enough computers. They think they have been of hot spots. What they don't have any control over are the conditions in the home. Parents are not trained to be teachers or Proctor's exam proctors so you can have a computer set up at home. You can have been Internet hot spot. You may not have a good environment to study. There may not be the right supervision for the younger kids. They need that social interaction actual face time I spoke to a A special education teacher. And she talked about this student who's actually pressing his face into the cute computer monitor because he was so desperate to have contact with his teacher, And so this is not This is not an ideal situation by any means, but you're not going to die. If you do education this way. This was a big message First. This is not the fault of l. A unified I mean, we could beat up on them for many things, but it's It's not their fault. They had to become an online school district overnight over the summer. They've tried to add some Grated courses because you recall they essentially removed grating fromthe spring semester. So they're trying to use this summer to kind of feel what it would be like to push things forward more effectively in an online manner that there'd been some glitches, but presumably, they're getting more and more practice all the time. It's never going to be As good as traditional school. But on the other hand, I guess you're not going to die. You're not going to bring it to so much I will die. So what about? Are they looking at other models like New York City, for example, which is going forward with a plan for a few days at school? A few days? Not at school things like that. Well, that is the planet. That has to be the plan under the health guidelines because classrooms are not big enough to accommodate all the students with social distancing So under the current health guidelines, there is literally no way that you can open in a traditional way. And if you can't get all the students into the classroom, then you have to have a staggered schedule so that students come into the classrooms in waves as it were, And that means There are additional childcare. Bergen's ongoing childcare burdens for parents is people trying to get back to work. You know, New York is a very dense place so they may have worse problems in Los Angeles, at least in Los Angeles. You conducive innovations like holding some classes outside because the weather is better. So there's there's things you could do that might make it a little easier for us in New York, But by and large, we're looking at a staggered schedule in part time on campus. What are the teachers unions saying about this? Are they holding the district's feet to the fire and saying, Look, if it's not safe, we don't want to come back and teach. They kind of are, But I don't necessarily think that the school district is in great disagreement. They don't particularly want to bring people back if it's unsafe, either. I mean, if you're an economist, or if you're the Trump Administration, you khun Balance, thes plus minus equations, right?.