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Mayor-Elect Garcetti Searching for the Middle

Hillel Aron | June 10, 2013

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43770_73a0c249835022d4713fc14c6df44306_21a0d5e9d96bfdcbb48fc9216628044cOn the education front, Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti is sounding just like candidate Eric Garcetti, always looking for a middle ground.

On the issue of who his main education deputy or advisor will be, Garcetti spokesman Yusef Robb told KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez:

“We want to lower the temperature a little bit on the politics that have sometimes gotten in the way. We want to make sure that the kids are being put first, not necessarily conflict between organizations, between philosophies, between bureaucratic control.”

The idea of an education “middle ground” is having a bit of a moment right now, with both Garcetti and incoming School Board member Monica Ratliff publicly calling for it.

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