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Villaraigosa slams teachers union as 'roadblock to reform.' Is he right?

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa this week came out swinging against the L.A. teachers union, call it a "roadblock to reform." "At every step of the way, when Los Angeles was coming together to effect real change in our public schools, UTLA...
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Villaraigosa suggests a compromise to avoid teacher layoffs

United States / Los Angeles : L.A. Now (6 years ago)

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is advancing his latest version of a compromise to avert teacher layoffs in the nation’s second-largest school system. The mayor said that the Los Angeles Unified School District should use as many of... Read Post

L.A. mayor and teachers union to compete for control of Jefferson High

United States / Los Angeles : L.A. Now (5 years ago)

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the teachers union will compete for control of Jefferson High School under one of the nation’s most closely watched school-improvement initiatives. Today marks the first key deadline — the ... Read Post

United Teachers Los Angeles dukes it out with Mayor Villaraigosa over education reform

United States / Los Angeles : Opinion L.A. (4 years ago)

In a December speech heard around the halls of LAUSD, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa charged that United Teachers Los Angeles was the biggest obstacle to education reform. Ouch. With L.A. schools' dismal ranking and graduation rates, he... Read Post


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