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May 12, 2009: Dr. Randy Albelda on women, welfare, and higher education. Ask A Magnet Yenta.

In Uncategorized on May 11, 2009 at 10:06 pm

In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ll re-air May 5th’s show looking at two issues of concern to moms — moms as students, and as parents of students.

Women, Welfare, and Access to Higher Education

On the first half of the show, we’ll have economist Dr. Randy Albelda discussing her work on women and welfare, and talk about how this connects to access for higher education. We discuss why these issues are important for women, and how they are crucial to 25% of American children as well.

Ask A Magnet Yenta

On the second half of the show, Tanya Anton from Ask A Magnet Yenta talks about the website which helps parents in Los Angeles navigate the complex magnet school system. It’s a labor of love, run entirely by moms who research LA’s schools themselves and answer questions from parents in advice-column style, all on a volunteer basis. We talk about parent empowerment and the value of community involvement in our local schools.

Here are some links to add:
I would also urge you add a note that Sandra Tsing Loh (the Queen and Founder of Ask A Magnet Yenta) is organizing the 2nd Annual California Children’s Rally at the State Capitol Bldg in Sacramento on June 23, 2009 where they will host the 1st Annual California Children’s Congress or “Kids Lobby Day” sponsored by the office of State Sen. Gloria Romero, where kids can help Sacramento legislators write a new preamble to the California Education Code.
Also, for your NY parents, these are amazing resources:

Tanya’s recommended links:

gomamaguide.com

askamagnetyenta.wordpress.com

askamagnetyenta.wordpress.com/martinis-and-magnets

greatschools.net

insideschools.org

gothamschools.org

On June 23, 2009, Sandra Tsing Loh, founder of Ask A Magnet Yenta, is organizing the 2nd Annual California Children’s Rally at the State Capitol Building in Sacramento. They will host the 1st Annual California Children’s Congress or “Kids Lobby Day,” when kids will help Sacramento legislators write a new preamble to the California Education Code.

www.californiachildrensrally.com

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This show is dedicated to my mother, who calls before I go on air each week to tell me if the station’s website is broadcasting properly or not.

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