KFBK Morning News Show Recap - Wednesday October 6th


Leads:

  1. California is working to expand educational opportunities for children across the state. Governor Newsom signed a Pre-K and K through 12 education package. The more than $123 billion plan provides free, high-quality, universal pre-kindergarten for all four-year-olds, beginning incrementally in 2022-23 and will be fully implemented by 2025-26. The education plan also invests $10 million to bolster dual language immersion programs and nearly $2 billion to create college savings accounts for low-income students, English learners and foster and homeless youth.
  2. The Department of Justice has announced it is investigating threats made against teachers and school board members nationwide. A directive that comes amidst a surge in confrontations at local school board meetings over topics like masking, vaccine mandates and racism. California School Boards C-I-O Troy Flint sees it as increasing hostility at meetings that are normally "sleepy affairs." Meanwhile, the founder of California-based "Let Them Breathe," Sharon McKeeman, says right now parental concerns about student's mental health are at an all-time high. She advocates for parents to continue to speak up, but adds, it must be respectful on both sides.
  3. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Has Ruled That Privately Run Prisons Can Remain Open in California. the Court Rejected a California Law That Banned Private Prisons. The Ruling Means U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Can Continue Using for-profit Detention Centers in California to Hold Immigrants Until They Are Released or Deported.
  4. A Sweep to Clear Out Homeless Camps in a Midtown Sacramento Neighborhood Did Not Go as Planned. Hours After Caltrans Crews Cleared Out the Camp Under the Business 80 Bridge... Many of the People Living There Simply Set Up Camp on the Other Side of the Freeway. City Leaders Continue to Work on a Bold New Plan to House the Homeless... Which Has Been Met With Opposition by Neighbors.

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