Los Angeles School Board Race: Attack Ads and Lies Aplenty

17 May

The lies are also flowing like a river in the Bay Area near San Francisco between Steve Glazer and Susan Bonilla for a state senate seat. Glazer is the corporate school reform lobby’s candidate and the money is flooding into his campaign from special interests and oligarchs.

Diane Ravitch's blog

Over $5.5 million has been poured into races for the Los Angeles school board., according to Thomas Hines of the LA Daily News. A large portion has gone into attack ads and flat-out lies in two races that put charter supporters against supporters of public education.

“Teachers union-supported groups have spent $82,630 opposing Galatzan’s bid for re-election. A recent flier gives the two-term incumbent an “F” for failing to support students and protect tax dollars – apparently blaming her for a recession that cut revenues prompting layoffs.

“Charter school groups that support Galatzan, meanwhile, have spent $141,211 attacking her opponent, Scott Schmerelson.

“According to the mailers, the retired LAUSD principal and teacher is actually a lobbyist, responsible for trying to convince legislators they should “increase the already bloated salaries and benefits for administrators, taking money out of the classroom.”

“Schmerelson is not a lobbyist. He’s also backed by the…

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