Radical Delacour joins school board race

By David Scharfenberg, Daily Planet staff
Thursday July 18, 2002

Michael Delacour, a four-time candidate for mayor, has joined the school board race. And he’s got a radical message. 

“I run on a working-class program,” Delacour said, arguing that the schools need to stop “creating slaves for the corporate machine.” 

Delacour said, as a school board member, he would push for more working-class history in the schools. He would also provide education for students who might end up outside the system. 

“Let’s prepare them for being homeless,” he said. 

Delacour did not take a position on getting the district out of its financial mess – prefering to look beyond the numbers at the general direction of the school system. He also declined to take a position on converting Berkeley High School to a series of small schools by fall 2003.