Why did voters listen to moneyed charter backers and not LAUSD teachers?


To the editor: A few days after two charter school proponents were elected to the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education, something hit me: Do voters not understand that United Teachers Los Angeles, whose preferred candidates were defeated, is actually made up of teachers and other education professionals? (“How L.A.'s school board election became the most expensive in U.S. history,” May 21)

As a teacher of more than 20 years, I took this vote personally. Was it just about the money? Why don’t the voters trust me and the thousands of teachers who work every single day to educate children?



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