LAUSD Superintendent Deasy Out

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LAUSD superintendent John Deasy resigned this morning. Former superintendent Ray Cortines is stepping in until the school board finds a permanent replacement. For the past three-and-a-half years, Deasy’s been a divisive leader. He oversaw significant improvements in student test scores. But he also alienated teachers and botched two big technology projects.

Credits

Guests:
Steve Zimmer - LA Unified School District; candidate for School Board District 4 seat - @lausd_zimmer, Judith Perez - president of Associated Administrators of Los Angeles, the union representing principals and their assistants, Charles Taylor Kerchner - professor emeritus at Claremont Graduate University. He’s the author of “Learning from L.A: Institutional Change in American Public Education” and writes the blog “On California” for Education Week

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott