STATEMENT: Mayor Garcetti on LAUSD vote to place Parcel Tax Measure on Ballot

“A free and excellent public education is the right of every child — and when thousands of Angelenos took to the streets in support of students and teachers last month, it was because we all agree on a fundamental truth: we have to give our children every possible resource to succeed in the classroom and take their knowledge into the world. Our teachers and school district reached an historic agreement to improve learning in L.A., and I am grateful to the LAUSD board for giving Angelenos an extraordinary opportunity to bring it to life in a way that can transform our kids’ lives.” — Mayor Eric Garcetti