Commentary: LAUSD is asking for a $500 million parcel tax. In return, let the schools decide how to spend their new funds
Many of the country’s largest school districts decentralize funding to schools (yes, schools) and let the schools — not the district — design budgets that work best for their particular mix of students. Not the Los Angeles Unified School District. LAUSD is the country’s second-largest district, yet its financials remain stubbornly centralized and widely criticized....
By Marguerite Roza and Anthony Drew | May 20, 2019