LA Mayor Checks Out New York Public Schools
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has gone to New York for a first-hand look at the public schools, taken over four years ago by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Villaraigosa, who calls school dropout rates the "civil rights issue of our time," claims he can make a difference by taking over the LA Unified School District. In New York yesterday, he reported what he called a "culture of high expectations" as a result of Mayor Bloomberg's control of that city's schools. We hear what Villaraigosa is learning, about his own planned take-over here in LA, what will happen to the 26 other cities that are a part of LAUSD, and get New Yorkers' views about the pros and cons of Bloomberg's educational management.