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Mayoral Candidates’ Education Views

Alexander Russo | January 28, 2013

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The race over who will replace Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in June has thus far focused on non-education issues, but the five main City Hall candidates have taken some positions on education topics and the USC School of Journalism news blog has a quick roundup.

Some highlights:

Councilmenber Eric Garcetti supports a school funding revamp to “get more per-pupil spending up front.” City Controller Wendy Greuel has a son at Colfax Elementary and says her experience gives her an edge over the others. Former Assistant US Attorney Kevin James supports district-wide open enrollment, including private schools, and the parent trigger. Councilmember Jan Perry has focused on healthy eating guidelines and equal funding for charter schools.  Former Obama Administration advisory board member Emanuel Pleitez graduated from LAUSD and includes pension reform as a top priority.

We’re planning to have more about the candidates’ views on education in the coming days.  Meantime, you can read the Annenberg blog post here: L.A. Mayoral Candidates’ Education Proposals Explained.



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