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NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg donates $1 million to LA school board election

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg attends Grand Central Terminal 100th Anniversary Celebration at Grand Central Terminal on February 1, 2013 in New York City. Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

President Obama used his State of the Union address to call for more investment in early education, but it seems he's not the only one interested in investing in schools. Yesterday, the Los Angeles school board candidates received the largest donation-to-date for a school board contest.

But it didn't come from anyone in L.A., and it didn't even come from anyone in California. It came from billionaire businessman and New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Here to explain why the mayor of New York City would care about a school board election more than 3,000 miles away is Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson.

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