LA Mayor's Public-School Takeover 'Unconstitutional'

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Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has statewide ambitions in California. He's a Democrat, but Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is supporting the Mayor's high-profile effort to tackle the problems of public education. Following examples set by New York's Michael Bloomberg and Chicago's Richard Dailey, Villaraigosa's been trying to take over LA Schools, and a new state law gave him partial control. Yesterday, the elected school board, which claimed the law was unconstitutional, won a court battle when a local judge dashed the Mayor's hopes, at least for the moment.




Warren Olney