Sounding a bit like an ad for Hardball with Chris Matthews, Perez explains: "In a political world, if you do nothing, you get squashed. We have to play within the political system." Supt. Romer is none too pleased with Perez' aggressive tactics and acerbic tongue (Perez apparently refers to district administrators as "fat cats" and "six-figured bureaucrats.")
Although Romer isn't exactly shying away either: "A fundamental problem is that the school board members are elected, so they are dependent on campaign money. I'm trying not to get into that at this time." Looks like you already did.