Posted on Tuesday, September, 3rd, 2019 in Newsroom.
Parents and community advocates are divided on L.A. Unified’s Measure EE, a parcel tax on the June ballot that would raise about $500 million a year over a 12-year period for schools.
However, a common thread connects them: They agree schools need more funding, but there’s also “distrust” over whether the district would use the money to advance student learning.
But “distrust is not reason enough not to invest in our children,” countered María Brenes, executive director of Innercity Struggle, an East L.A. advocacy organization and supporter of the Yes on EE campaign. “If Measure EE does not pass, it would be detrimental to our kids. We cannot let that happen.”