June 8, 2019
Passing a school parcel tax is usually a stiff climb in California. Los Angeles Unified’s Measure EE, however, didn’t make it to base camp. The proposed $500 million tax on properties got only 46 percent approval, creating a quandary for a district that will need the money to reduce class sizes and meet the commitments to settle the teachers’ strike. This week, we explore reasons for the defeat and the strategies Superintendent Austin Beutner and the board of education might take in response. We interview LAUSD board member Nick Melvoin and David Tokofsky, a former board member and strategist for the district administrators’ union.
We also speak with EdSource higher education reporter Larry Gordon, who reveals the name of California’s new online community college and the thinking behind it.
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