Deasy Resigns from LA Unified

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In today’s letter of resignation as Superintendent of LA Schools, John Deasy says, “I am overwhelmed with pride in what this administration has accomplished for the youth of Los Angeles.” In announcing Deasy’s departure, the elected school board said “academic achievement rose substantially despite severe economic hardships” during Deasy’s tenure. Deasy’s resignation was accepted by a vote of 6 to 1, with Monica Ratliff voting no. The vote for Ramon Cortines as his interim replacement was unanimous.

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Guests:
Steve Lopez - columnist for the LA Times - @LATstevelopez, Alex Caputo-Pearl - president of United Teachers Los Angeles - @UTLAnow, Karen Wolfe - Publicist - @kwolfepack

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Claire Martin