Villaraigosa criticizes new school accountability system
Former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who once attempted to take over LA Unified and later founded a public school network, criticized the state’s new accountability system Wednesday at a panel discussion with education experts. The event, “A for Accountability: A Report Card on California’s New Public-School Assessments,” was sponsored by CALmatters, Southern California News Group...
By Sarah Favot | September 15, 2016
Villaraigosa parts ways with Brown on education issues in CALmatters interview
By Judy Lin | CALmatters As he eyes a run for governor, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is spotlighting the lagging academic performance of Latino and African American students and saying the state should do more to hold schools accountable. The 63-year-old Democrat says parents have a right to know how their schools are...
By LA School Report | April 22, 2016
Villaraigosa on why he opposes Friedrichs, his take on charter expansion
Two and a half years ago, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa left his office steering the nation’s second-largest city with a legacy of pushing the kind of changes in the school system that education reformers relish. Trying to make good on a campaign promise to fix the city’s schools, he fought the teachers union in...
By Naomi Nix | February 1, 2016
LA teachers group offers solutions for a post-Vergara world
While state teacher unions are spending time, energy and money fighting the landmark Vergara v. California ruling through appeal, one group of teachers in Los Angeles is helping shape what a post-Vergara world could look like. In a presentation yesterday at the California Community Foundation, former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined L.A.-based teaching policy fellows with...
By Craig Clough | September 19, 2014
Zimmer, Kayser back McKenna; Villaraigosa in for Johnson
Endorsements in the District 1 school board race continued to pile up today as two LA Unified board members jumped on the George McKenna bandwagon, and former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa weighed in for Alex Johnson. Steve Zimmer and Bennett Kayser appeared at a news conference outside City Hall this morning to offer their strong support for...
By Vanessa Romo | July 29, 2014
Villaraigosa endorses Hudley-Hayes for open board seat
Former mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has thrown himself into the District 1 special election race by endorsing Genethia Hudley-Hayes, one of 13 candidates running to join the LA Unified School Board. Hudley-Hayes, who served as school board president until she lost her seat to the late Marguerite LaMotte in 2003, released a list of endorsers this...
By Vanessa Romo | February 24, 2014