Garcetti Praises Reform Strategies
Prior to today’s United Way mayoral candidate’s forum, we had been told to expect Wendy Greuel to “come out” as an “education reformer.” But instead it was Eric Garcetti who took the opportunity to align himself with the so-called reform movement, voicing unequivocal support for LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy, the parent trigger law, and even...
By Hillel Aron | February 27, 2013
Candidate Garcetti Waffles on School Board Endorsement*
At a candidate forum in Northridge yesterday, Mayoral hopeful Eric Garcetti did some serious dodging when asked if he would vote for School Board President Monica Garcia, who is running for re-election in East Long Angeles’ District 2: “I admire Monica Garcia a lot,” said Garcetti, who has complained about teacher-bashing and recently received an endorsement...
By Hillel Aron | February 8, 2013
Mayoral Candidate James Proposes Trade Diploma
Before Monday’s debate, the topic of education had been largely AWOL from the Mayoral campaign. This might have seemed odd, considering what a huge role education issues played in outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s eight years in office. However, the five leading candidates are now beginning to stake out positions on education in order to attract...
By Hillel Aron | February 1, 2013