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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:49 AM

 

Mayor Bloomberg of NYC donates $1 million to Los Angeles school board election

New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has donated $1 million to help preserve a Los Angeles Board of Education majority that has pushed for several controversial efforts dealing with teachers including remaking evaluations and speeding the dismissal process that are supported by the L.A. mayor and the superintendent.

Brokered by L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the contribution to the Coalition for School Reform is the largest on record by far to support school board campaigns. The group is planning to spend the money on behalf of one incumbent, school board President Monica Garcia, and two others, Kate Anderson and Antonio Sanchez, in the March 5 election.

The donation could immediately skew election spending on behalf of those backed by Villaraigosa and the relatively small group of donors in the coalition, who have now collected more than $2.5 million. It is seeking both to protect Supt. John Deasy's policies and to override the historic influence of the teachers union, United Teachers Los Angeles.

"Michael Bloomberg threw down the gauntlet today," said Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics at USC. "He's obviously very serious about changing education in America, and Los Angeles is now ground zero for that effort."

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/feb/12/local/la-me-bloomberg-lausd-20130213


It's a cozy little club, the education deform mafia. You *will* be assimilated.

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HiPointDem Feb 2013 OP
Egalitarian Thug Feb 2013 #1
HiPointDem Feb 2013 #2
Smarmie Doofus Feb 2013 #3
ananda Feb 2013 #4
HiPointDem Feb 2013 #6
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HiPointDem Feb 2013 #7
leveymg Feb 2013 #5
Union Scribe Feb 2013 #8

Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:01 AM

1. Just... fuck. I am so glad we decided long ago not to spawn. K&R n/t

 

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:04 AM

2. me too. these are terrible times to have children.

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:11 AM

3. Now *this* is something EVERYONE should be "offended" by.

Yet no one is.

K and R anyway.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:45 AM

4. That should be so fucking illegal..

.. for another city's mayor to compromise an election in another fucking state for godssake!

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Response to ananda (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:46 AM

6. oh, you wouldn't want to violate bloomie's democratic rights, would you? one dollar, one vote,

 

that's democracy!

money is people, my friend!

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:24 PM

7. k

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:45 AM

5. Must be nice to be a billionaire with no school-age kids.

It's just another investment opportunity to him.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:21 AM

8. Gloomberg's biggest fan on DU hasn't shown up yet?

How odd!

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