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KPCC asks: What do you want to see in LAUSD’s next superintendent?




Newly elected Board President Steve Zimmer speaks during LAUSD's Annual Board of Education Meeting on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at LAUSD Headquarters.
Newly elected Board President Steve Zimmer speaks during LAUSD's Annual Board of Education Meeting on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at LAUSD Headquarters.
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The second largest school district in the nation needs to find a new superintendent before Ramon Cortines retires by the end of the year.

From poverty and uneven resources, to major challenges in preparing LA’s students for the future with technology like iPads, the next sup’ will have big shoes to fill. And in response to criticism that the process wasn’t transparent enough, LAUSD has agreed to start holding meetings to get feedback from the public.

Having a bad school system hurts everyone in the city of LA, so we want to hear from you: what skill set do you think the next superintendent needs to bring to the job?

If you are an LAUSD student or parent, what are the things you want the next superintendent to know about your school? What are the strengths and successes you want to see continued and the improvements that most need to be made?

Guest:

Louis Freedberg, executive director of EdSource, an Oakland-based nonprofit journalism website reporting on key education issues in California and the nation. Freedberg has analyzed and reported on local, state, and national education policy for over two decades