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Bersin Considering a Run for Office, Looks to Teachers Union for Support

Former San Diego superintendent Alan Bersin is trying to reconnect with some of his harshest critics as he considers a run for San Diego city attorney. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Bersin Considering a Run for Office, Looks to Teachers Union for Support

Former San Diego superintendent Alan Bersin is trying to reconnect with some of his harshest critics as he considers a run for San Diego city attorney. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

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Bersin has held a number of high-profile jobs, but he's best remembered as San Diego's embattled school superintendent who's top-down style of management and one-size-fits all approach to education enraged teachers.

Now Bersin is trying to make amends with the local teachers union as drums up support for a possible run for San Diego city attorney. 

Camille Zombro is president of the San Diego Education Association. She declined Bersin's request to meet.      

Zombro: There's no way for SDEA or really teachers anywhere across the county would be supporting him in his candidacy for anything -- whether it be city attorney or any other office.
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Bersin has stated that he's thinking about running, but this latest move suggests he's a lot more serious about the decision. The teachers union would be one of the Bersin's most vocal critics if he decides to run.

Ana Tintocalis, KPBS News.

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