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Los Angeles Mayor Takes on Schools

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Los Angeles Mayor Takes on Schools

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Los Angeles Mayor Takes on Schools

Los Angeles Mayor Takes on Schools

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Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has won significant control over the city's schools. He wants to use that to change the school district's low test scores and high drop out rates among minority students.

Adolfo Guzman of member station KPCC reports.