Leaders of the Los Angeles school district made a calculated gamble: The January teachers strike made such a huge, positive impact on the public that sympathetic voters, they thought, would overwhelmingly pass a tax increase to benefit schools.
They turned out, it appears, to be wrong.
While the verdict was not entirely settled late Tuesday evening, all signs pointed to a disappointing outcome for a tax measure put on the ballot by the nation’s second-largest school system.
In early returns, support for Measure EE was well short of the two-thirds majority required.
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