• 7 Billion School Bond

    The case for $7-billion Measure Q, the largest local school bond in state history, goes something like this

    "We will continue to work with stakeholders, teachers, parents and advocates to build the school district our students deserve."

    L.A. Unified Leaders Recognized on Top 100 List Of Hispanic Influentials

    “I feel truly privileged to be recognized on the same list with many of the Hispanic leaders who were honored by the magazine,”

    100 Influentials

    Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of 1968 High School Walkouts

    “Whereas, In March 1968 more than 1,000 students walked out of Abraham Lincoln High School, Theodore Roosevelt High School, Woodrow Wilson High School, James A. Garfield High School and Belmont High School to peacefully protest educational inequity, overcrowded schools, insufficient guidance counselors, racial discrimination and other unjust learning conditions”

    “I applaud these student-activists and the community for its commitment to civil rights. It’s about the young people wanting and demanding change in their education.”

    Walkouts 40 Years

    Conversion of Locke

    “I’m supporting this charter today because I’ve had enough of yesterday.”