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LAUSD's John Deasy sets his sights on lowering drop-out rate

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Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy speaks during a press conference at South Region High School #2 in Los Angeles, California February 6, 2012. Krista Kennell/AFP/Getty Images

Los Angeles Unified School District superintendent John Deasy has a modest goal: in four years, every student will be ready for college or the workforce.

It's never been done. The current dropout rate is 40 percent of the more than 660,000 children in the L.A. public schools.

Ed Leibowitz has written a profile of John Deasy for the current issue of Los Angeles Magazine. He joins the show to give us some insight into Deasy's life, work and his goal for L.A. schools.

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