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Mayor's State of the City speech focuses on education

Apr 13, 2011 11:23:00 PM - latimes.com
Villaraigosa calls for a streamlined teachers contract and more choices for students, but also cites various city accomplishments from the last six years. Critics wanted more details on the budget.

Civic leaders expressed consternation and puzzlement, but also praise, for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's focus on education — calling for a revamped teachers contract and more choices for students — in his annual State of the City address Wednesday, even as City Hall struggles with a financial crisis.