Charter-friendly LA School Board president faces felony charges

Los Angeles- Charter school-supported candidate Ref Rodriguez faces three felony counts related to financial misappropriation during his successful 2015 election campaign. Elected to Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board president in July, he currently presides over the first board majority dominated by members who were, like him, elected with major financial support from charter school advocates. Read the LA Times story here.