An out-of-state billionaire decides to give $1 million to anti-union candidates running for the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education. Could this be one of the right-wing Koch brothers meddling in local campaigns?
No, it is New York's "moderate" mayor, Michael R. Bloomberg. The candidates receiving this money because of their tough stance on United Teachers Los Angeles' influence consider themselves progressive educators.
As Alice said about Wonderland, things are getting "curiouser and curiouser."
Ordinarily I would be pleased to see that Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has taken up a hobby besides campaigning for another job. But as a teacher in L.A. Unified, I'm appalled that he's gotten the mayor of New York to prop up candidates who will help to dismantle public education in Los Angeles.