Dr. Frates was recently quoted on principal turnover in the Daily News, particularly schools controlled by Mayor Villaraigosa:
While officials said all the transfers were voluntary, experts who have followed the mayor’s reform bid said several factors may have been involved.
“It could be they’re concerned about the change in focus or direction,” said Steven Frates, a senior fellow at the Rose Institute of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College.
“It could be they’re concerned about the relationship and subordination to the mayor’s control. It could be they prefer to be in a different environment.”