Roundtable: Education Cuts, Whistle-Blower’s Troubles, Airport Concessions
Friday, December 16, 2011
Aired 12/16/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Guests: Kyla Calvert, KPBS News Education Reporter
Ricky Young, Watchdog editor, San Diego Union Tribune
Lori Weisberg, reporter, San Diego Union Tribune
The state's mid-year budget cuts weren't as severe as feared, but they will still hurt San Diego Unified to the tune of $7 to $8 million. And former D.C. Chancellor of Schools Michelle Rhee was in town promoting her vision for education change.
A County pension officer was fired after going to the media over his concerns about risk. We look at what protection whistle-blowers have.
And after the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority awarded all-new contracts for concessions at the airport, they threw away the evaluation forms. Losers have no idea how they scored.