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Steve Zimmer Defeats the Billionaire Boys Club With a Cost-Effective School Board Campaign

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.08.2013 | Los Angeles
Peter Dreier

The Zimmer-Anderson school board race attracted national attention because it was seen as a test of the effort by corporate power-brokers to run schools like businesses, a strategy that they and the media misleadingly call "school reform."

Who Are the Billionaires Trying to Defeat Steve Zimmer?

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.03.2013 | Los Angeles
Peter Dreier

The race for LA's District 4 seat is ground zero in this battle over the corporate take-over of public education. The outcome of Tuesday's election has national implications in terms of the billionaires' battle to reconstruct public education in the corporate mold.