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The Mayor’s Legacy

Alexander Russo | November 5, 2012



This coming June, Los Angeles will lose arguably its most education-focused Mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa. What happens next isn’t very clear.

As this recent Huffington Post entry describes (Being Education Mayor Is Different in LA), Villaraigosa never won control of the LA school system but he did start a nonprofit effort to help fix schools, and recruited candidates and supported fundraising efforts for the school board.

However, all that could change with a new Mayor and a new school board next year. Will Villaraigosa seek to lock in his education legacy by staying engaged in the upcoming school board races, or focus on other things instead?  No one seems to know for sure.

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