Who Will The Coalition Pick For District 6?
Hillel Aron | December 19, 2012
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The Coalition for School Reform has a Board. It has a website, albeit one left over from 2011. It has a campaign consultant team. Now all it needs are candidates.
Although the Coalition won’t formally announce its slate of candidates until January, its picks are widely expected to include school board President Monica Garcia in District 2, which covers East Los Angeles, and challenger Kate Anderson, who’s running against board member Steve Zimmer in the Westside’s District 4.
The only real question is who the Coalition will support in the East Valley’s District 6 — Antonio Sanchez, Iris Zuniga, or someone else?
Civil rights attorney Virgil Roberts, co-chair of the Coalition, told LA School Report that members are soliciting “feedback from a wide range of people that are involved in the school reform movement” including Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, former Mayor Richard Riordan, Judy Burton of Alliance College-Ready Schools, Professor William Ouchi and Los Angeles Education Partnership founder Peggy Funkhouser.
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