That's because CTA calls the shots in this state.
Don't even think that anyone else does.
If Reiner were to run against Arnold and win, this position would probably take on new meaning.
I've been keeping an eye on Reiner for years because of his position on universal pre-K, which I am very much against.
Now, as California's incoming education secretary, the blunt-talking former U.S. attorney is set to bring his unflinching some say autocratic style to Sacramento.
There, he will enjoy considerably more power than his soon-to-be predecessor, Richard Riordan, who possessed limited authority within the administration and held little sway outside of it.
Not only will Bersin, a Democrat, serve as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's top education advisor, he will sit on the state Board of Education a dual role that will vastly expand his authority and tighten Schwarzenegger's grip on public education. Riordan did not sit on the education board.