February 2013: LAUSD Board President Mónica García

by DFER Reformer of the Month


Closing the achievement gap in the country’s second largest school district hinges on a having a courageous school board. Fortunately, education warrior Mónica García boldly grabbed the helm of the Los Angeles (or LAUSD) board in 2006 and hasn’t looked back.

As board president, Mónica has been an unapologetic champion of parent empowerment. She is an advocate for the Parent Trigger, which enables parents to dramatically change schools that are persistently underperforming. She fought to create School Report Cards, so parents know the performance of their children’s schools. And she supports Open Enrollment policies, so parents can use that information to choose a great school. She sees education as the great civil rights issue of our time.

Monica Garcia's campaign kickoff

Mónica is up for reelection in less than three weeks and she faces a number of challengers.

This election is about more than choosing a board member – this election will dictate the future of education reform in the country’s second-largest school district. Status quo forces are strongly backing Mónica’s opponents, so Mónica needs our help!

The primary election is March 5th, so she needs your help right now. Thank you for supporting great schools by supporting Mónica García.