Friday, February 16, 2007

Money politics

This LA Daily News editorial underscores the need for Democrats for Education Reform:


Money politics

Special-interest cash fuels school board races

LA Daily News


IN the upcoming elections for Los Angeles school board seats, voters will face a tough choice: Which special interest do they want controlling our kids' schools?


In the big-bucks world of Los Angeles Unified School District politics, no candidate can get elected without the help of a powerful political machine. Big money is both the lifeblood of the old guard and our best hope for reform.


On one side of the ballot in March's election are the candidates controlled by United Teachers Los Angeles and other education unions - the coalition that has, for the most part, been running the LAUSD with such "great success" for the past three or four decades…

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