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Eli's Experiment

Meet Eli Broad, a SoCal billionaire who uses his cash and connections to groom Oakland school administrators and keep the district under state control.



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Swanson, meanwhile, tells the Express that he won't be stopped by a veto, and that he plans to reintroduce his bill every year until the school board gets its power back. "It's about accountability and democracy," the assemblyman said. "It's simply not acceptable that our parents do not have a voice, through their elected school-board members, in their kids' education. It's a fundamental disenfranchisement."

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