In this April 8, 2015 photo, students are served breakfast at the Stanley Mosk Elementary School in Los Angeles. About 80 percent of Los Angeles Unified School District students are either poor or English-learners, and a new report is critical of how the state’s largest school system has spent extra money meant to raise their academic achievements.
In this April 8, 2015 photo, students are served breakfast at the Stanley Mosk Elementary School in Los Angeles. About 80 percent of Los Angeles Unified School District students are either poor or English-learners, and a new report is critical of how the state’s largest school system has spent extra money meant to raise their academic achievements. Nick Ut AP
In this April 8, 2015 photo, students are served breakfast at the Stanley Mosk Elementary School in Los Angeles. About 80 percent of Los Angeles Unified School District students are either poor or English-learners, and a new report is critical of how the state’s largest school system has spent extra money meant to raise their academic achievements. Nick Ut AP
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Brown’s school finance overhaul could be a cruel joke on poor kids

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