Poll: Education Small Factor in Mayoral Voting
The most recent LA Times / USC poll has candidate Eric Garcetti up 7 points over his rival Wendy Greuel in tomorrow’s Mayoral runoff. However, the poll suggests that education is not a very big factor for voters making up their minds — despite all the policy proposals, campaign trail back-and-forth between the candidates, and school...
By Hillel Aron | May 20, 2013 10:09 am
Still No School Board Endorsement From Garcetti
At last week’s KCRW debate, host Warren Olney asked the two Mayoral candidates who they’d endorsed in the School Board District 6 runoff taking place on Tuesday. Wendy Greuel answered without hesitation: Antonio Sanchez. Eric Garcetti said he had only met with one of the candidates, but was “due to talk to the other one shortly,...
By Hillel Aron | May 16, 2013 3:33 pm
Deasy & Allies Prevail at May Board Meeting
Tuesday’s marathon School Board meeting included an ambitiously long agenda, simmering tensions among Board members, and no less than three different rallies going on outside the LAUSD headquarters on Beaudry Avenue throughout the day. Though the exchanges never quite rose to the level of outright acrimony, there were some dramatic moments as the Board members...
By Hillel Aron | May 15, 2013 10:09 am
Mayoral Candidates Lack Commitment Reformers & Teachers Want
“For the reformers, the only concern is that Greuel seems not as willing as the current mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa, to take big risks for the cause.” writes the LA Weekly‘s Gene Maddaus in his latest piece. “For the teachers’ unions who backed Garcetti, the concern is that while he would be better than Greuel, he might not...
By LA School Report | May 13, 2013 10:42 am
Mayoral Candidates Divided by High School
Though they both started out in the Valley, Mayoral candidates Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti have followed separate paths since then, notes today’s LA Times piece. Nowhere are these differences more apparent than in the two candidates’ educational backgrounds. Greuel went to John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills, an LAUSD school. Garcetti graduated from the...
By LA School Report | May 10, 2013 12:06 pm
Morning Read: Latinos Narrow Education Gap
Similar Records, but L.A. Mayoral Candidates Inhabit Different Worlds Born and raised in the Valley, Wendy Greuel still lives there. Eric Garcetti grew up there too, but moved around before settling in the ‘tri-hipster’ area of Hollywood, Silver Lake and Echo Park. LA Times Why Are Women Practically Nonexistent on L.A. City Council? The Martinez-Montanez...
By LA School Report | May 10, 2013 9:59 am