Los Angeles Unified School District superintendent John Deasy weathered a solid year of criticism for his controversial iPad program.
He then took on a high-profile position in a case against teacher tenure.
Now, he's dealing with the fallout of an irksome new attendance system — all this ahead of his annual review by the school board.
"Deasy's problems were fewer last October," KPCC's Annie Gilbertson reports, "when they concerned mainly a botched rollout of the iPad program. Still, rumors swirled then that Deasy would be fired or step down. Neither happened."