LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa began his career as an organizer for the United Teachers of Los Angeles. But last week he called UTLA leadership "one, unwavering roadblock to [5 years of education] reform." Union leaders have called him a turncoat who sounds like a conservative Republican. We talk with the Mayor about that and new leadership at the DWP. Also, Governor-elect Jerry Brown holds a forum on the education budget at UCLA. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, President Obama's hope that direct talks would bring Middle East peace in a year seems less likely than ever. The US failed to persuade Israel to freeze settlements in East Jerusalem, and no talks are occurring at all. What went wrong? What might happen next?
Villaraigosa on Teachers' Unions, Brown on the Education Budget
From this Episode:
Do the Middle East Peace Talks Have a Future?
President Obama said renewing direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians might produce peace in a year. But just three months later, they aren't talking at all and...