Brooklynn Haylock, a tenth grader from Crenshaw High, paints a dire picture of what she sees at her school, and tells us why additional funding for schools like hers is so desperately needed.

California is 44th in the nation in per student spending and students are at the center of this funding crisis. LAUSD currently spends about $13,230 annually per student (compared to $24,000 in New York and $22,000 in Boston). Brooklynn’s testimony is what that looks like for many LAUSD students.

Measure EE is meant to change this by generating the funds needed to reduce class sizes and increase support staff, including custodians, aides, counselors, and librarians. We’re talking about $500 million dollars a year for 12 years to re-invest in public education and help ALL students reach their potential.