The State of the LAUSD, Taking Advantage of LA’s Public School System

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Next Tuesday is back to school day for LA Unified and, yesterday, Superintendent John Deasy gave his annual State of the District address at Garfield High School in East LA.  He said new state money will help reverse years of recession-era cutbacks, while hundreds of new teachers, librarians and other staff are being hired.  Fifteen hundred administrators were in the audience, and each seat featured a sealed envelope—with the name of a high school freshman at risk of dropping out.  John Deasy joins us tonight.

Credits

Guests:
John Deasy - Los Angeles Unified School District - @DrDeasyLAUSD, Tanya Anton - founder of GoMamaGuide.com and LAUSD parent - @GoMamaGuide, Gary Orfield - University of California, Los Angeles - @CRPatUCLA

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Benjamin Gottlieb, Sarah Sweeney