By Vanessa Romo, scpr.org
The Coalition for School Reform –an advocate for charter schools– has picked its horses in the three Los Angeles Unified school board races. It’s placing its bets on Monica Garcia in District 2, Kate Anderson in District 4, and Antonio Sanchez in District 6.
Monica Garcia, who’s been on the school board since 2006, is defending her seat against five challengers: Annamarie Montanez, Isabel Vazquez, Abelardo Diaz and Robert Skeels. Garcia is backed by the Service Employees International Union but lost the support from the Los Angeles County Democratic Party over her support of charter schools.
Kate Anderson made a name for herself as a parent advocate. She’s running against incumbent Steve Zimmer, who is endorsed by SEIU and United Teachers Los Angeles.