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Yesterday, the LAUSD board approved a new budget calling for $1.6 billion in cuts over three years that will result in layoffs and increased class sizes. Superintendent Ramon Cortines also asked the school board to consider putting a parcel tax on next spring's ballot. The lack of good options available given the dire state of the budget have made the Superintendent angry and emotional these past few days. We see how he feels after the board’s latest action.


LAUSD Superintendent Ramon Cortines