Opinion: L.A. can learn from Boston's school reform efforts

08/7/2006 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

In the second installment of a series on how the Boston school-reform model compares with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's proposal, the Los Angeles Times notes that Boston schools chief Tom Payzant placed strict demands on district educators and enjoyed the support of both a powerful mayor and an elected school board. In part 1, the newspaper finds that Boston's success in reforming schools stems from its "coherent and consistent" approach to mayoral control.

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