L.A.’s School Board Races Turn Expensive and Ugly

"While the race may represent a proxy war between charters and traditional schools nationally, there are real issues at stake if the balance of power is tipped on the board. Sources tell Capital & Main that teachers’ gains from 2019 could be on the chopping block. Heilig said there would be more co-location of charter and traditional schools if the board majority is pro-charter. District 3 parent and blogger Carl Petersen said he doesn’t think that a larger percentage of charter schools would be approved if the board tilts toward charter forces because 'barely any are rejected' now.

'The bigger problem is that there will be even less oversight of schools that are already operating,' Petersen said."

Read the full article in Capital & Main.