Patt Morrison for April 13, 2006

Villaraigosa Floats Takeover Details

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has taken a major step in his plan to assume control of the troubled Los Angeles Unified School District. According to a draft district takeover proposal released yesterday, the mayor and his advisors are considering several sweeping changes, including extending the academic year, slashing 3,000 bureaucracy staff positions, and keeping students in class until 5pm. Host Patt Morrison talks about the emerging details with Joel Rubin, reporter covering the story for the LA Times; and gets reaction from Superintendent Roy Romer and A.J. Duffy, president, United Teachers Los Angeles.


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