The Long Shadow of John Deasy

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” – George Santayana It has been more than two years since LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy was forced to resign in disgrace. Unfortunately, the legacy that he has left for the District’s students echoes into the present day. After spending at least $189 million on […]

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School’s (Not) Out for Summer

Thanks to all the effective voices that made this possible for our youth!” – Mónica García, 12/14/16 During last week’s LAUSD meeting, the Board suddenly reversed course and abandoned a carefully compromised plan that would have slowly returned the beginning of the school year closer to its traditional Labor Day start. Without a warning to […]

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The Deasy Debacle: Six New Rules for a New Superintendent

By Roberta Eidman, MPH. She is a community member and resident of Los Angeles interested in a healthy public commons and excellent public schools for ALL children. The Deasy era was never really about Public Education. It was never really about the kids, or their parents, or the future of Los Angeles as a cultural […]

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K12NN Open Government Initiative: Public Records Requests of the LAUSD iPad Requests For Proposals (RFP)

This is what we at K12NN do: we prod traditional corporate-owned media to rise to a higher level of investigative journalism when it comes to putting the public good and the well-being of public education front and center. Last fall, when the iPad story was first reported in the major Los Angeles-area news outlets, the […]

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