Martha Montelongo is on vacation this week. In the first half of the program, City Journal contributor Troy Senik joins Ben Boychuk and John Seiler to discuss his article, “The Worst Union in America,” which delves into the California Teachers Assocation’s sordid history of political activism and opposition to education reforms. (The Los Angeles Times excerpted the piece on Friday, May 18.)
In the second half, Ben and John analyze Governor Jerry Brown’s revised budget proposal. Among the questions they discuss: What should be cut? Would state bankruptcy—which would require changes in federal law—be a reasonable option?