Wealthy donors oppose union candidates for LAUSD board

February 12, 2013

Do you count on EdSource’s education coverage? If so, please make your donation today to keep us going without a paywall or ads.

It’s not quite the governor’s race, but the war chests are growing as opponents to candidates aligned with the teachers union are trying to get their own candidates elected to the Los Angeles Board of Education.

According an article in the Los Angeles Times, opponents have raised $1.5 million, mostly from a small group of wealthy donors, including education and arts philanthropist Eli Broad, who gave $250,000 to the Coalition for School Reform. The coalition, which includes Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, strongly supports the policies of John Deasy, superintendent of Los Angeles Unified, according to the Times.

The coalition is conducting an independent campaign backing its preferred candidates for three open seats.

Do you count on EdSource’s reporting daily? Make your donation today to our year end fundraising campaign by Dec. 31st to keep us going without a paywall or ads.

Exit mobile version