L.A. Board Shuts Mayor Out on New Chief

Maxwell, Lesli A.
October 2006
Education Week;10/25/2006, Vol. 26 Issue 9, p5
The article focuses on the decision by the Los Angeles, California school board to elect retired navy official David L. Brewer as superintendent of the city's public schools without the input of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who intended to have a hand in the selection. The school board recently fought to defeat the mayor's successful legislative bid to gain some control over the school system, resulting in a pending lawsuit challenging the mayor's power-sharing plan for the school district.


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