Villaraigosa Fights for Control of LAUSD Schools

June 26, 2006

LA Weekly provides an in-depth view into the LAUSD and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's efforts to gain mayoral control. NBSN Chair David Abel interviewed.

From L.A. Weekly
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - 11:00 am

"In the most ingenious television commercial of the 2005 Los Angeles mayoral campaign, a man in a suit runs away from the camera, at night, through a darkened forest. “Been looking for Mayor Hahn? So have the 740,000 students in our Los Angeles schools,” intones the voice-over, as a flashlight shines on the fleeing, faceless pol. “In four years as mayor, he’s only been to two school board meetings, and one was a staged campaign event.”

"Bankrolled by the California Teachers Association, the $500,000 ad had “Blair Witch Project” written all over it, featuring shaky camerawork, grainy black-and-white footage and a devastating message: Not only was Mayor James Hahn out of touch on public education, but he was actually afraid to engage the issue."

Link: The Takeover King