The future of public education in LA

Here in LA the most expensive school board race in American history is over. It cost about $15 million for two races between charter schools and the teachers’ union. The union lost and the Los Angeles Unified School Board now has a majority of pro-charter members on it, deciding education policy for more than 600,000 children in the second largest school district in the nation. We speak to the head of UTLA and one of the new school board members.

Credits

Guests:
Kelly Gonez - LAUSD board member, District 6, Northeast valley, Alex Caputo-Pearl - president of United Teachers Los Angeles - @UTLAnow

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Gina Pollack