As the next school board election approaches, the audit of a charter school run by a candidate for the board has been withheld.

The candidate, Ref Rodriguez, is the darling of the privatizers. Apparently, his ally on the board Minuca Garcia asked to delay release of the audit until after the election. This is outrageous!

His opponent is Bennett Kayser, who has criticized the charter industry. The industry has made it a priority to unseat him.

Frankly, it should be a conflict of interest for a charter operator to be a member of the board that allegedly oversees his operation.

Los Angeles needs sunlight. It needs to see the audit of Ref’s school. It needs board members dedicated to serving the public interest, not the charter industry.