John Deasy Survives at the LAUSD

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Past superintendents of LA schools have been controversial, but John Deasy has set a new standard. Unionized teachers gave him a 91% vote of "no confidence." The make-up of the elected school board that hired him has changed, with some supporters replaced by skeptics about the "school reform" movement he represents. Yesterday, he delivered a formal offer to resign and become a consultant. But, in a closed door meeting that lasted five hours, he was given a rating of "satisfactory," meaning he's still on the job.

Credits

Guests:
Steve Zimmer - LA Unified School District; candidate for School Board District 4 seat - @lausd_zimmer, Howard Blume - education reporter for the Los Angeles Times - @howardblume, Ed Leibowitz - Los Angeles magazine, Vicky Montes - English teacher and department chair at Bravo Medical Magnet School

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Andrea Brody, Katie Cooper