Today's LATimes has a piece on mayoral takeovers that reveals Mayor Daley consulted with LA Mayor Villaraigosa on the ins and outs of running urban school systems.
Mayor Maps Plans to Run L.A. Unified (via ECS). "At a conference of mayors in Washington, Villaraigosa argued that the district is failing its 727,000 students. He also consulted with Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who have oversight of their school boards. Villaraigosa, advisors and other sources say, has come to believe that virtually every aspect of his agenda from economic development to public safety will fail unless he gains control of L.A. Unified. But gaining control of the schools will, at best, be difficult."
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