Power Politics and the LAUSD

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David Tokosfsky says he won't run again for the LA School Board. Billionaire Eli Broad has given Green Dot Charter Schools a pile of money. And Green Dot will be part of Mayor Villaraigosa's new education team--if he needs one. On Friday, a court will hear arguments on whether Villaraigosa has any official right to a role in running LA's public schools. The state legislature has given him some authority, but the elected school board says that's unconstitutional.  Meantime, the US Secretary of Education's in town to check up on the No Child Left Behind Act, her first stop on a tour of 13 cities. It's a big week for big players in education. What will it mean in the classroom?

Credits

Guests:
Howard Blume - education reporter for the Los Angeles Times - @howardblume, Steve Barr - Future Is Now Schools - @SteveBarrLA, David Tokofsky - education strategist and former LAUSD school board member and teacher - @davidtokofsky, Raphael Sonenshein - California State University, Los Angeles - @SonensheinPBI

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Christian Bordal