Steve Zimmer, a 17-year-veteran teacher in Los Angeles (he began via Teach for America), was recently elected President of the LAUSD school board.
In this speech to the AFT, he describes the many millions spent to defeat him.
I have known Steve for a few years, and I have always thought of him as soft-spoken. He is definitely NOT soft-spoken in this video. He goes after the billionaires who hope to privatize public schools, and he fights back, with a roar.
He unapologetically defends teachers. He is a firebrand fighting for collaboration.