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