Interview with Dolores Torres
QUESTION 32
INTERVIEWER:

What, when was it clear to you that the experiment had failed, that it, it, that it wasn't going to last? When was it clear to you that?

DOLORES TORRES:

It was clear to us, although we were still hopeful, that it wasn't going to work when the next elections were held. The next elections were one hundred percent political. Whereas you may say, well, we held elections. They were political. We had no political, we had no assemblymen, we had no councilmen--

INTERVIEWER:

What election are you talking about?

DOLORES TORRES:

The second election, after--

INTERVIEWER:

Start again.

DOLORES TORRES:

OK. We felt that--we didn't feel that the experimental district was a complete failure. And we hoped that it wasn't a complete failure. But we felt that we were losing ground. That's what it was. When everything became political. This happened when the elections were held for the local school board, the second election held for the local school board. You have to understand, the people to these school boards at first were appointed. We were the first elected school body.