Garcetti Praises Partnership School, Differs with UTLA Poll
On Wednesday, Mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti toured 99th St. Elementary School, one of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s 22 Partnership for Los Angeles schools. Appearing at the Watts school with Partnership CEO Marshall Tuck and a handful of others, Garcetti was full of praise for nearly everything he saw. “This and the other 21 other Partnership schools...
By Hillel Aron | April 18, 2013
Mayoral Candidates Respond Differently to UTLA Vote on Deasy
Days after LA teachers handed John Deasy a symbolic vote of no confidence, mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel reaffirmed her support for the divisive Superintendent. “In the last two years since John Deasy took over the school district, we have seen test scores skyrocket, graduation rates grow and drop out rates shrink,” Greuel said in an emailed...
By Hillel Aron | April 16, 2013
Greuel Endorses New Teacher Evaluation Plan
The squabbling over education in the LA mayor’s race took a much-needed turn towards the substantive earlier today with a speech from candidate Wendy Greuel laying out some of her priorities to reform Los Angeles schools. In remarks delivered at Granada Hills Charter High School, Greuel called for an audit of LAUSD “to slash non-school site...
By Hillel Aron | April 11, 2013
Board Members Split on Mayoral Endorsements
On Friday, School Board member Tamar Galatzan endorsed Mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti. The moved represented the first major endorsement for Garcetti from a so-called “school reformer,” and was something of a surprise since most Valley-based politicians have been supporting Garcetti’s opponent, Wendy Greuel. Greuel, has been endorsed by three Board members: Monica Garcia, Nury Martinez and Dr. Richard...
By Hillel Aron | April 8, 2013
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