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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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L.A. mayor urges charters to take on more challenging schools and students

United States / Los Angeles : L.A. Now (3 years ago)

Not long after excoriating the local teachers union, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is taking charter schools to the woodshed as well, saying they need to take on bigger challenges such as turning around low-performing schoo... 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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