Thursday, May 31, 2012

L.A. Teacher Charges Politics Behind His Displacement

A Los Angeles high school teacher and activist says his job is being targeted as a result of his community activism and criticism of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Ron Gochez has been teaching history at Santee Education Complex for seven years and is also running for LA City Council District 9 in 2013. The school is citing budget cuts, but Gochez says his bid for City Council against Villaraigosa’s allies is the real reason for his displacement. Amber Stephens reports.