Nury Martinez, up for an LAUSD school board seat, has had a checkered time on San Fernando City Council.
She's also been accused of lying about her status as "educator" by her opposition for school board. Her opponent Louis Pugliese went to court to fight the ballot designation. The Law once again exhibited itself as an Ass, as the Court decided not to check into the matter of validity of the designation at all, but told the plaintiff that they would need to pay the cost of reprinting the ballots if the allegation were true.
But the Daily News mentioned none of this in endorsing her for School Board today.
Can someone fill us in on Nury Martinez's classroom experience? We're not sure she has any. The Daily News, in fact, reports her background in the following way:
No mention of "educator" in there. What gives?
As well, this is Martinez's turf. She grew up in the Northeast Valley, attended LAUSD schools and graduated from California State University, Northridge. And as a new mother, she has a reason to want to improve public education. True, she's a longtime Valley politico, who worked for Richard Alarcon when he was in the state Senate. But perhaps that will give her the insight and confidence to stand up to officials at LAUSD on behalf of the people.