LAUSD Fights Summer Brain Drain Amid Budget Cuts

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On May 24, 2011, teachers and others demonstrated against proposed budget cuts that would eliminate many teaching and staff positions and educational programs throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District. The demonstrators were at district headquarters in Los Angeles. i

On May 24, 2011, teachers and others demonstrated against proposed budget cuts that would eliminate many teaching and staff positions and educational programs throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District. The demonstrators were at district headquarters in Los Angeles. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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On May 24, 2011, teachers and others demonstrated against proposed budget cuts that would eliminate many teaching and staff positions and educational programs throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District. The demonstrators were at district headquarters in Los Angeles.

On May 24, 2011, teachers and others demonstrated against proposed budget cuts that would eliminate many teaching and staff positions and educational programs throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District. The demonstrators were at district headquarters in Los Angeles.

Reed Saxon/AP

Los Angeles' summer school budget was reduced from $8 million last year to $3 million this year. L.A. Unified School District superintendent John Deasy says faculty members' efforts in taking furloughs and pay cuts were not enough to prevent the budget cut. Host Michel Martin speaks with Deasy to learn more about how parents, students and the district are coping.

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