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Newly-minted LAUSD superintendent Austin Beutner on his vision and goals for the district




Austin Beutner on stage during the preview of The Broad Stage 2010-2011 schedule at The Broad Stage on April 22, 2010 in Santa Monica.
Austin Beutner on stage during the preview of The Broad Stage 2010-2011 schedule at The Broad Stage on April 22, 2010 in Santa Monica.
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Earlier this week, the Los Angeles Unified School District tapped former investment banker and Los Angeles Times publisher Austin Beutner as its new superintendent.

The L.A. Unified board voted 5-2 to ratify a three-year contract with Beutner who, despite not having any formal experience as an educator, has been deeply-immersed in Los Angeles civic life in recent years. In addition to his stint as the L.A. Times publisher he has also been a deputy mayor for the city.

In his first in-studio interview since being chosen to lead LAUSD, Beutner sits down with Larry to talk about his plans and vision for the district and respond to those who have expressed concerns about him as the choice for superintendent.

For more, check out the reporting from KPCC education reporter Kyle Stokes on the LAUSD board’s selection of Beutner and what we know about his philosophy on schools.

Guest:

Austin Beutner, incoming superintendent for Los Angeles Unified School District; he tweets @austinbeutner