From LA to Sacramento, New Uncertainty in Public Education

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The LA Unified School District has a new Superintendent. He's John Deasy, who's been assistant to retiring Ramon Cortines for the past few months. The vote of the elected school board was six to zero, with one abstention.

In Sacramento, there's new uncertainty about the State Board of Education, completely revamped by Governor Brown. Out went reformers, including Ted Michell and Ben Austin. Newcomers include the well-regarded former Long Beach Superintendent Carl Cohn, Michael Kirst who served during Brown's previous administration and Patricia Rucker, lobbyist for the California Teachers' Association.

Credits

Guests:
Tamar Galatzan - LAUSD Board of Education, Steve Zimmer - LA Unified School District; candidate for School Board District 4 seat - @lausd_zimmer, A.J. Duffy - Apple Academy Charter Public Schools, Caprice Young - Magnolia Public Schools - @capriceyoung, John Rogers - Professor of Education at UCLA, director of the Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Karen Radziner, Sonya Geis