AirTalk for October 25, 2013

Questions arise about the future of LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy

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What do you think of John Deasy's leadership?

Yesterday the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Daily News reported that sources close to Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy said the controversial leader may be considering resigning his position. As head of the second largest school system in the United States, Deasy’s two years as superintendent have been anything but smooth sailing.

“His major initiatives have included revamping teachers evaluations to include the use of students' standardized test scores,” writes Howard Blume at the L.A. Times. 

“He also altered the seniority system to limit the effect of job cuts at schools with large numbers of less-experienced instructors, who are generally the first to be laid off. The school system recently embarked on a $1-billion project — led by Deasy — to provide iPads to every student and teacher, using school-construction bonds as the funding source.” Deasy has not confirmed or denied the rumors.

Guests:

Warren Fletcher, President, United Teachers Los Angeles

Yolie Flores, Former LAUSD School Board Member

Bill Ring, Member, Parents Across America, non-profit organization connects parents and activists to improve the country’s public schools.


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