Affirmative Action

On this week's Valley Edition: Now that California voters have said no to the idea of restoring affirmative action, we take a look at what this will mean for public higher education.

Plus, in honor of Veterans Day, we talk to Peggy and Edward Pastana about how their bond helped them overcome an accident that recently kept them apart.

And a documentary from a UC Merced professor explores the refugee experience through the eyes of children.

Elisha Smith Arrillaga, Andrea Venezia and Dania Matos

Forty-two states in the U.S. have affirmative action laws in place, but California voters recently rejected the idea for a second time with the defeat of Proposition 16. To find out what this means for public colleges and universities, Valley Edition Host Kathleen Schock spoke with Dania Matos, associate chancellor and chief diversity officer at UC Merced, Andrea Venezia, professor of public policy and administration and executive director of the Education Insights Center at Sacramento State, and Elisha Smith Arrillaga, executive director of The Education Trust-West.

Scott Rodd, Alyssa Dykman, Ben Christopher and Ivy Cargile

Propositions 13 and 209 were some of the most impactful in California's history, but now their fates are back in the hands of voters, who come November will weigh in on whether to bring back affirmative action and potentially increase property taxes for some businesses.