Three candidates who support Superintendent John Deasy received a gift of $250,000 from M. Rhee today.

This is added to the $1 million supplied by Mayor Bloomberg, and the $1.5 million raised by Eli Broad and his friends (including Joel Klein).

Clearly there is an all-out effort to make sure that corporate reform policies favored by the Gates Foundation win the day.

DFER called on its friends across the nation to send money to Board President Monica Garcia, the billionaires’ favorite.

Garcia is the choice of Bloomberg, Broad, and DFER.

Question to be answered by the voters of Los Angeles: Is the school board for sale to the highest bidder?