All four pro-public education candidates came in first in their LAUSD school board elections, but two will face run-offs in November.
The incumbent has a record of improving opportunities for children and is a far better choice than the charter profiteer or the inexperienced parent.
As the California Charter School Association and their allies spend millions on negative ads, education issues are swept aside.
The public pays for Marilyn Koziatek’s $87,000 a year salary, a $400 per night hotel room and a lobbying trip falsely disguised as professional development.
Five years ago Scott Schmerelson unexpectedly toppled a charter industry-backed incumbent. In 2020, these forces hope to seek revenge.
One school demands payment to access records while another stations armed guards at a board meeting. Both continue to receive public funds.