Laura Rosales, mother of three, lives blocks from the site of Inglewood's planned NFL stadium.
Watching the fast-moving construction of a futuristic complex that is expected to bring thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in tax revenues to the city makes her think about the toilets at her 7-year-old son's school.
They are so dirty that he waits until he gets home to use the restroom. The high school that her teenage daughters attend chronically underperforms academically, as do most of the district's schools.
And those aren't the only problems. Three years ago, after Inglewood school administrators hugely and repeatedly overspent their budget, the state took...