The weekend interview on the Wall Street Journal opinion page is with Eli Broad. In a discussion about education reform, Broad offers this explanation for why his Broad Superintendents Academy — which trains people from business, the military and other fields to run schools — has sent only one graduate to the Los Angeles Unified School District:
If we put 10 fellows in there, they'd leave because they'd have to work with a terrible bureaucracy, a regressive teachers union and a mayor that talks a good game but isn't really interested in taking over the schools.
Emphasis added. Broad supported Antonio Villaraigosa for mayor, but has revealed a taste of skepticism recently. In May he observed that he'd prefer Villaraigosa not run for governor (he didn't), and in February he offered a back-handed compliment of sorts.