Education

Why does LAUSD’s superintendent want to talk about teacher quality right now?

FILE - Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner speaks to students before a press conference at Belmont High School near downtown L.A. on Weds., May 2, 2018.
FILE - Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner speaks to students before a press conference at Belmont High School near downtown L.A. on Weds., May 2, 2018.
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Los Angeles Unified schools Superintendent Austin Beutner wants to talk about more than the contract negotiations with the district’s teachers union, United Teachers Los Angeles.

“If that’s all we talk about, then we are going to stick with the same old status quo," Beutner told KPCC/LAist on Friday, "and that’s just not good enough."

Beutner used his first major policy speech this week as an opportunity to change the subject.

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