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Walters: A Model of Mismanagement

Two years ago, with teachers in Sacramento’s school district on the verge of striking, the city’s mayor stepped in to mediate a compromise contract. “Forty-three thousand students, parents, teachers and our entire community can breathe easy this afternoon,” Mayor Darrell Steinberg declared after the Sacramento City Unified School District and the Sacramento...

Walters: Los Angeles School Tax Flunks Out

The political leaders of Los Angeles, led by Mayor Eric Garcetti, were convinced they could persuade local voters to approve a very hefty tax increase for the city’s schools, especially since the burden would fall largely on large property owners. After all, they reasoned, a strike by Los Angeles Unified...