Richard Riordan, New California Secretary of Education

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The former Mayor of Los Angeles has been named the Governor-s Secretary of Education. Now, Richard Riordan is thinking about a second, simultaneous job--as President of the State Board of Education. To understand how one person could hold three of the state's different education posts, one must understand why California has so many education jobs. We talk about Riordan-s history as an education reformer, and the crazy system that has two such jobs in the first place, with Howard Blume, associate news editor of the LA Weekly, and John Perez, President of the United Teachers Los Angeles.
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California Department of Education

California Institute for Education Reform

California Office of Education

Blume's article on education under Riordan and Schwarzenegger

REDCAT Theatre



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