I had to shake my head in disbelief after reading "Teachers Union Wins Back the Power in L.A. Schools" (March 6). It is a real stretch to call the previous school board "reform-minded," unless you consider that privatizing, creating more high-paid downtown administrators by creating mini-districts and telling the teachers the district has no money for raises is "reform." The district then bought a white elephant as its new headquarters and had to repair the upper floors because of faulty construction.
Most of us think that teachers and students, at schools, are the key people in education. Just because two billionaires want to control the schools, that's not reform. As mayor, Richard Riordan didn't do much for children until his last three months in office, when he fixed up some playgrounds.