The failure of Measure EE underscores how hard it is to capture a two-thirds majority needed for approval of a parcel tax and the challenges ahead to pass a 'split-roll' initiative to raise businesses' property taxes.
Only about 1 in 8 districts in California have ever passed a parcel tax. Most of those districts don't have much in common with LAUSD.
Swearing-in ceremony to a seat on the Los Angeles school board becomes opportunity for Jackie Goldberg to urge support for parcel tax.
If the Legislature agrees, voters in November 2020 will consider lowering the threshold for approval from two-thirds to 55 percent.
The California Charter Schools Association says other districts should do so, too.
This EdSource report analyzes all the parcel tax elections since 1983, and looks at how a lower voting threshold might benefit some low-income school districts.