Villaraigosa blasts LA teachers union

LOS ANGELES The mayor made the comments in a speech at the /*Public Policy Institute of California*/ in Sacramento on Tuesday.

A former teachers' union employee himself, Villaraigosa called for changes in controversial issues such as tenure, teacher evaluations and seniority.

/*UTLA*/ leaders accused the mayor of union-bashing.

UTLA's vice president Joshua Pechthalt said /*Villaraigosa*/'s agenda threatens to "turn back the clock on historic gains made in public education."

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