Bowled Over?

A lot of buzz about D up and comer Antonio Villaraigosa who currently serves as LA’s mayor. He wants to help fix the schools there and a lot of eyes are watching to see how far he’ll go to accomplish that. San Diego Tribune ed board lays out the contours:

…The enemy-of-my-enemy-is-my-friend ethos that has kept progressives and teachers unions working together for decades perhaps made sense a long time ago. There was something to their joint suspicion that conservatives’ primary goal in the education fight was keeping spending down, not helping struggling schools.

But circa 2005, arguing that the parsimony of the right is the biggest problem facing schools is absurd…

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