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How L.A.'s school board election became the most expensive in U.S. history

Charter school supporters and unions spent nearly $15 million to battle each other in last week's Los Angeles Board of Education races, which crossed the finish line as the most expensive school board ... read more

Was the Most Expensive School Board Race in U.S. History Really All About the Money?

Last week, in the most expensive school board race in history, Zimmer lost to a candidate Nick Melvoin ... because so many tech companies now call it home, L.A.’s west side seemed tailor-made to ... read more

90% of U.S. school boards are picked by voters, but not in Chicago. Here's why that could change.

“What’s happened in Chicago is that over 20 years of mayoral control, the schooling in Chicago has become ... the city school board. The Los Angeles Times concluded the city’s 2017 school board ... read more

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A Shameful Big-Money School Board Election in L.A.

Counting just the money that has been reported so far, nearly $15-million poured into the election. Charter backers spent $144 a vote in the Zimmer-Melvoin contest, making it by all estimates the most ... read more


How the Charter School Wars Turned an Obscure Race Into California’s Second Most Expensive Election

The California charter school lobby is testing its influence in the race for Superintendent of Public Instruction, turning an election for a somewhat ... The 2017 races were the most expensive school ... read more

How messed up is California’s charter school sector? You won’t believe how much.

Petersen is a candidate in next year’s Los Angeles Unified School District 2 board election. He became a public education activist ... helping to make them the nation’s most expensive school board ... read more

Charter school industry scores huge victory in Los Angeles

becoming the most expensive school board race in U.S. history. The previous record, was also chalked up in Los Angeles. The school board election in 2013 attracted a total of $7.4 million. Contributor ... read more

99,000 LAUSD Students Have No Representative On The School Board. Here's Why That Matters

Also, L.A. Unified School Board races have become a political battleground ... interest groups poured $15 million into LAUSD board elections, making the 2017 campaigns the most expensive school board ... read more

Bernie Sanders vs. Billionaires In LA School Board Race That Shows Education Policy Battles

Bernie Sanders has been busy over the last few weeks on a unity tour with DNC chairman Tom Perez, but that hasn’t stopped him from wading into a local school board election. It’s the most expensive in ... read more

25 Most Expensive Colleges in the Nation

The nation's 25 most expensive schools are ... tariffs had long been fading into history The Russian leader was taking part Friday in what has become an annual tradition A Chinese delegation left ... read more



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