Charter parents ask for fair funding at Huntington Park Town Hall

At a recent town hall meeting attended by 200 enthusiastic parents, funding inequities in Southeast Los Angeles schools and recent changes to immigration policies were the biggest topics of discussion.

Great Public Schools Now (GPSN) Director Myrna Castrejón gave a presentation and laid out evidence of school funding inequities in southeast LA public schools, both traditional and charter. The non-profit is dedicated to ensuring all students in LA receive a high-quality education by accelerating the growth of high-quality public schools. About 15 parents gave personal testimony of how their children are suffering under the current system.

LAUSD Board Member Ref Rodriguez responded by asking parents to act and fight back against the state legislature and LAUSD’s implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). He promised to meet with families again in June.


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