“We believe that every single family and student has the right to a choice of a highly effective school in Los Angeles,” said Los Angeles Unified Superintendent John Deasy at a National School Choice Week rally. That won’t boost his popularity with the teachers’ unions.
It’s time to break up Los Angeles Unified, argues Dropout Nation, which sees an anti-reform turn on the school board. There are 32 cities within the giant district. “L.A. Unified’s bureaucracy has proven long ago that it is impervious to change,” writes RiShawn Biddle.
Superintendent John Deasy threatened to resign if pro-union Richard Vladovic, a former teacher, principal and superintendent, became president of the Board of Education. Vladovic became president last week. Deasy backed down.