Once nearly unheard of, heads are rolling under John Deasy
LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy: Will he cave, or finally protect the kids?Uh oh, John Deasy, the Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent, is issuing glowing claims to the media that he is nearly ready to cut a labor contract deal with the anti-reform leaders at United Teachers of ... More >>
If not, LAUSD board could buckle to union over L.A. Times teacher-test-score expose
Following a frenzy of budget cuts and rapid changes to a struggling school system, Los Angeles Unifed School District Superintendent Ray Cortines announced Wednesday to the Daily News that he plans to retire next spring. "I'm tired," he told the newspaper.
Why firing the desk-sleepers, burnouts, hotheads and other failed teachers is all but impossible
How an oblivious school board lets a tiny, scandal-ridden force endanger L.A. kids
Schools teeter on fiscal cliff while the superintendent tries "decentralization"
Their supe is Obama's new education man. Our supe is nice, but ...
Why Is This Man Laughing?Soon to be comfortably retired, L.A. school superintendent David Brewer appears in a jovial mood here. And who wouldn't be -- the former admiral is collecting a cool half million dollars New Year's Eve from the city-funded ATM known as the Los Angeles Unified School Di ... More >>
By Daniel Heimpel, Max Taves and Jill Stewart Statewide Measures Proposition 1A $10 billion bond. High Speed Passenger Train Bond Act. Total price tag with interest: About $19 million. Proposition 1 would give the state the right to sell $10 billion in bonds to build an 800-mile high-speed tr ... More >>
In a reminder that it's pure fallacy when teachers and pols claim that tough, urban schools filled with poor kids cannot produce high grades and academic achievement, the tough, urban Long Beach Unified School District was today named one of four finalists for "most improved" urban schools in the n ... More >>
A gorgeous downtown high school has no plan, no curriculum but sure looks fab
Once again, the name of Ray Cortines is buzzing around the halls of Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters, according to today's LA Times. The former interim superintendent of LA Unified is apparently being considered by David Brewer, the current superintendent and retired Navy admiral, to ... More >>
The admiral's sinking ship
But with 43,000 kids fleeing LAUSD to charter schools, will mayor follow?
L.A., which educates one of every 12 California students, is ground zero in the Education Wars