Source: Huffington Post

This year’s newly released LA Unified School District draft budget is the first in years that is not an exercise in how to cut programs, positions and services. It is a rare opportunity to make a renewed investment in our highest need students. Thanks to the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), LAUSD has an unprecedented ability, and imperative, to invest in the things that will most drive student achievement, particularly for our English Language Learners, foster youth, and help students living in poverty. At the same time, United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), the teachers union of LA Unified, is electing a new leader who will be tasked with bargaining these expenditures and leading teachers in ensuring school and student needs remain the priority.

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