Galatzan endorses Johnson, leaving Vladovic as lone neutral
LA School Report | July 31, 2014
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For those keeping score, it’s now 3-2.
“As a parent with children attending LAUSD schools and as a criminal prosecutor, Tamar Galatzan understands the critical importance of keeping our children safe at school,” Johnson said in a statement. “Tamar knows I will be a voice for change on the school board to ensure that our L.A. schools do a better job of providing a quality education for our children. I look forward to working closely with (her) on important issues, such as early childhood education, school-based health centers and student safety.”
None of the board endorsements is a surprise. Galatzan and Garcia, the board’s most reform-minded members, are backing the candidate most favorable to reform; the other three, known as more friendly to union interests, are backing the candidate supported by UTLA, the teachers union.