LA School Board now has a majority in favor of charter schools

This was apparently the most expensive school board district election in U.S. history.

Just like in our Measure Y election, according to Diane Ravitch below turnout was poor…

Thus begins a big new experiment in the privatization of public education. Will it be more successful than Detroit?!?

No Last Minute Miracle for Measure Y 🙁

Measure Y has failed…

UPDATE added 4/7/17 at 4:50:  Last scheduled count has been posted and the percent Yes remains at 65.2%.  Official certification comes 30 days after the election, but the measure is clearly dead in the water, falling short of the required two thirds majority.  The article below was posted on 4/5/17 and is still of interest due to the comments that followed it.

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Measure Y revenues will NOT be replaced by the state if the measure fails to pass! Reply from SMFCSD CBO and Superintendent

If Measure Y does not pass, SMFCSD will definitely lose $7 million a year!

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