When Los Angeles Unified hired a retired admiral with minimal education experience as superintendent, some wondered if David Brewer would be up to the job. Two years into his four-year contract, the school board – with some new members — has voted to fire Brewer “without cause,” entitling him to a $517,500 buy-out. The state’s financial crisis has left the district short of funds. Good luck getting teachers to accept cuts if Brewer gets half a million dollars for not working.
The $517,500 good-bye
December 11, 2008 by