Antonio vs. Roy
Romer asserted that the drop out rate is 25%, not 50%, and is improving. Meanwhile, Villaraigosa tried to work out a deal with the teachers' union. And the governor sent the Legislature a "YOU HAVE BEEN PRE-APPROVED" message, without bothering to wait to see what the yet-to-be drafted bill actually says. Why? To show voters that he is pro-education, and can work with the Legislature.
Predictions? Will the teachers' union trade nominal control for class-size limits? Will the mayor trade control for "reforms" that will allow him to claim he improved the system? Show us all how politically savvy you are; predict the future of the LAUSD.
P.S. Does anyone actually believe Villaraigosa's endorsement would make any difference whatsoever in the outcome of the coming gubernatorial election? My theory: Villaraigosa knows Angelides can't win, and, by refraining from endorsing him, hopes to give the illusion of having affected the outcome.