Despite repeated attempts to secure a response to our question from incumbent Marguerite LaMotte, Our Weekly was unable to obtain a statement of any kind.
Question: By almost every measure, African American students are not faring well in the LAUSD (and nationally). Plan after plan has been proposed, and some have even been adopted by the school board. But instead of getting better, the educational situation for our children seems to have deteriorated even further. Why is this, and what specifically will you do to begin changing the outcomes?