Friday, September 05, 2014
Antonio Villaraigosa, a former education union organizer, staked part of his reputation as a recent mayor of Los Angeles on pursuing deep education reforms. The Democrat even got about two dozen of L.A.’s worst schools put under his watch, where he and others tried to improve their achievement levels.
In this essay, Villaraigosa challenges education unions to embrace school accountability. Here is a key paragraph from this read: