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Who’s Behind The Expensive LAUSD Race?

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Earlier this week, we told you that outside political groups could break spending records trying to sway three competitive L.A. Unified School Board elections coming up in March.

On Monday, there were nearly $3 million in “independent expenditures.” Well, this morning we published an update noting spending figures — with the election two weeks away — are approaching the $4 million mark.

The current record for outside spending on an LAUSD primary: $5.7 million in 2017.

So who wants to sway L.A.’s school board elections so badly?

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Most of the spending in LAUSD races comes from teachers unions and charter school advocates, both longtime political rivals.

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