Education

Mayoral Control and School Districts

By Craig Stone — December 07, 2005 1 min read

Sweeping changes may be coming to the Los Angeles school district as city Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa attempts to wrest control of the nation’s second largest school district from its elected school board. This Dec. 1, 2005 audio report from National Public Radio looks at the two largest mayoral takeovers to date—in 1995 by Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and in 2002 by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg—to see what might lie ahead for both the L.A. Mayor and the city’s school district.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Around the Web blog.