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Wanted: New LAUSD superintendent




Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy  speaks during a press conference at South Region High School #2 in Los Angeles, California February 6, 2012.
Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy speaks during a press conference at South Region High School #2 in Los Angeles, California February 6, 2012.
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Boy, do we have a great job opportunity for you that just opened up.

It's high-profile, comes with a great salary and benefits and is perfect if you love working with kids.

The downside: it's a bit of a troubled position.

So, do you want to be the next superintendent of the LAUSD system?

John Deasy tendered his resignation yesterday. He's the fourth California superintendent to be ousted in the last two years, so obviously his successor will have a tough balancing act in making people happy.

There's a lot of vested interests who have a stake in our children's schools.

From SCPR's Public Insight Network, parent Manuel Urrutia and Sujata Bhatt, teacher and founder of Incubator School, explain what they'd be looking for in a new head of the LAUSD system.