Sonora, CA — This weekend’s Mother Lode Views will focus on the massive reductions that will be incurred by education due to California’s continuing financial crisis.
Tuolumne County School Superintendent Joe Silva, Calaveras County School Superintendent John Brophy and Sonora Union High School District Superintendent Mike McCoy will discuss reduction in state funding, teacher layoffs, increased class sizes, reduced home-to-school transportation and the need for volunteers in the classroom.
Joe Silva will point out that California currently spends $42,000 to house a single prisoner while spending only $7,000 per student. And he adds that that amount will undoubtedly decrease when the final budget is finally signed by Governor Schwarzenegger. California currently ranks 47th in expenditure per student.
John Brophy will comment on the need for term limits and redistricting in the state while Mike McCoy will call for parents and seniors to help in the classroom and on campus by volunteering.
Mother Lode Views can be heard Saturday on AM-1450 KVML at 8:30am and at 9:30am on Sunday. Mother Lode Views can also be heard Sunday at 8am on Today’s Country, 93.5 KKBN, and an hour later on STAR 92.7.