Mayoral control of Chicago schools a tale of mixed success

03/20/2006 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

As Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa meets with Mayor Michael Bloomberg to discuss his management of New York City schools, the Los Angeles Times suggests Villaraigosa learn from Chicago's experiences with the model. In the decade since Mayor Richard M. Daley took over schools, district finances have improved, but test scores overall still lag those of other big-city school systems.

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