On Thursday, all six members of the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education and the superintendent voted to place a new education tax on the June 4 special election ballot.
According to the district, increased revenue could generate $500 million annually.
The approved version of the tax would ask property owners within L.A. unified to be willing to spend up to $450 more a year to save a district still recovering from the aftermath of a painful, six-day strike.
The bill would require two-thirds approval to pass. We discuss the pros and cons.
Mónica García, president of the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education
Salvador Rodriguez, opinion editor for the Southern California News Group