“New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has donated $1 million to a campaign to elect three board candidates who strongly support current L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy — two of the three candidates also are political opponents of the Los Angeles teachers union.”
These donors may not live in Los Angeles. Surely, they don’t have children in LAUSD or even school age children. They did not attend public schools
But they know best and are used to having their way.
“Education and arts philanthropist Eli Broad leads the way with a contribution of $250,000 to Coalition for School Reform, which includes L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Also in for $250,000 is billionaire A. Jerrold Perenchio, who headed the Univision network for years.”
These donors are from the Gates, Bush, Broad, Walton, Rhee factions.
They want online and for profit charter schools to replace public education. They want their reform movements and lots of testing to benefit the stockholders of the text and test publishers.
Do you think that they care about the students of LAUSD?
Of course not.
What qualifies them to be involved in LAUSD?
Who are they to try and influence a local school board election?
Why should outsiders be able to affect the educational lives of the LAUSD students?