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Final Rundown for 10/16/07, Script for Today's Footage

CTNS SCRIPTS

1. ANTIBIOTIC AWARENESS WEEK......................VO/SOT

2. WOMAN CORPORATE LEADERS REPORT CARD........VO/SOT

3. EDUCATION FUNDING........................................VO/SOT

4. FORMER DIPLOMAT RESIGNS BEFORE WAR..............VO/SOT

5. NUNEZ SWEAR IN FILE................................................REQUEST

6. SCHOOLS.......................................................................REQUEST

EDUCATION FUNDING VO/SOT

LIVE:

THE LARGEST TEACHERS UNION IN CALIFORNIA WILL TAKE PART IN DETERMINING HOW EFFECTIVELY THE STATE WILL SPEND NEARLY THREE BILLION DOLLARS INTENDED TO IMPROVE EDUCATION. A LAW PASSED LAST YEAR INCLUDES TWO-POINT NINE BILLION DOLLARS TO REDUCE CLASS SIZES AND ADD MORE COUNSELORS AT 488 SCHOOLS STATEWIDE.

SUPER: TODAY/DOUBLETREE HOTEL/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:30)

THE BILL AUTHORIZES PAYMENT OF A SETTLEMENT BETWEEN GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER AND THE CALIFORNIA TEACHERS ASSOCIATION AFTER THE UNION COMPLAINED THE STATE ILLEGALLY BALANCED ITS BUDGET BY CUTTING EDUCATION SPENDING BELOW CONSTITUTIONAL GUARANTEES. BESIDES SMALLER CLASSES AND MORE COUNSELORS, THE BILL FUNDS PAID TEACHER TRAINING. A TEACHERS ASSOCIATION MANAGER SAYS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF HOW THE MONEY IS SPENT WILL BE DETERMINED BY A PRIVATE CONTRACTOR HIRED BY THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND BY THE TEACHERS' UNION.

SUPER: JUSTO ROBLES/INSTRUCTION MANAGER/CALIFORNIA TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

SOT: (0:29)

SAYS: "I CAN'T SPEAK FOR THE EVALUATION DESIGN THAT WILL BE DEVELOPED BY THE STATE. I REALLY, WE, WE ADVISE THEM BUT THEY WILL MAKE THEIR OWN DECISIONS. OUR DESIGN WILL ATTEMPT AT LEAST IN PART TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION. WE WANT TO MAKE COMPARISONS, UH, BETWEEN THOSE SCHOOLS WITHIN THE PROGRAM, SB1133 THAT ARE DOING WELL, THOSE SCHOOLS THAT ARE NOT DOING WELL, AND ALSO, ALSO WHAT I WOULD CALL CONTROL SCHOOLS THAT ARE OUTSIDE OF THE PROGRAM."

VO TAG:

ROBLES SAYS THE 488 SCHOOLS SELECTED TO RECEIVE THE EXTRA FUNDS WERE CHOSEN BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FROM AMONG THE STATE'S LOWEST FIFTH FOR ACHIEVEMENT, AS DETERMINED BY STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES.

EXTRA BITES:

SUPER: JUSTO ROBLES/INSTRUCTION MANAGER/CALIFORNIA TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

SOT: (0:15)

SAYS: "IT WAS SORT OF A SEMI-RANDOMIZED STRATIFIED SAMPLING TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A GOOD DISTRIBUTION HOWEVER, THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH MONEY FOR ALL 1500 SCHOOLS. THERE WAS ENOUGH MONEY TO ABOUT 4- TO 485, 88 SCHOOLS THAT WERE CHOSEN."

SOT: (0:26)

SAYS: "THERE ARE TWO EVALUATION PROJECTS IN THE WORKS. THE ONE BY THE STATE, AND THE ONE C-T-A IS PUTTING TOGETHER. THE ONE BY THE STATE WILL REQUIRE SOME STATE FUNDING, PART OF WHICH WILL COME OUT OF THE SB1133, PART OF IT WILL COME THROUGH SOME SORT OF LEGISLATION SET ASIDE. I'M NOT CLEAR ABOUT HOW THAT WILL OCCUR. THE ONE FROM THE CALIFORNIA TEACHERS ASSOCIATION IS ON THAT WE ARE FUNDING."

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