The View From Los Angeles

Schools Offer LA a Cautionary Tale
LA Times
These schools [Dodge and Cather] "demonstrate that although mayoral control can allow for
dramatic action that would be impossible for a superintendent beholden to a
school board, teachers unions and other constituents, it is not a panacea."

"It is hard to argue that we're worse off than we were a decade ago, but we're
not dramatically better off either," said education consultant Alexander Russo Russo,
who has written extensively about school reform in Chicago. "If mayoral control
was the best thing since sliced bread, after 10 years you would expect Chicago
to have risen to the top. It is far from a magic bullet."

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