In the second of our one-on-one interviews with candidates for Mayor, we talk with Councilwoman Jan Perry, who's asking voters for a promotion. Also, what's been called a "game changer" for the LA Unified School Board. The Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, is pumping a million dollars into campaigns to perpetuate education reforms, bolster the administration of Superintendent John Deasy and dilute the influence of the teachers' union, especially when it comes to teacher evaluations. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, pragmatism and principle are dividing the Republican Party.
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After three terms on the City Council, Jan Perry is running for Mayor. One of her former campaign consultants says she's "a one-person coalition," "an African American, Jewish, pro-business Democrat who's had her ups and downs with labor."
You can find our interviews with candidates for mayor at KCRW.com/RaceforMayor.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is trying to influence public education here in Los Angeles. He's donated a million dollars to the Coalition for School Reform, led by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, which is trying to maintain a reformist majority on the elected school board.