The Intellectual Bankruptcy of Monica Garcia

Please list your top 4 priorities for the elective office you are seeking. “1. Increase graduation Increase 3rd grade reading Reduce suspensions Reduce drop-outs” – Monica Garcia There are many challenges facing the LAUSD. As an example, just last month the District warned state and county officials that it “may not be able to meet […]

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2017 K-12 News Network's The Wire

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 […]

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2017 K-12 News Network's The Wire

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 […]

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2016 K-12 News Network's The Wire

The LAUSD’s Hostility Towards Special Education

On November 16, 2016, the Office of the Independent Monitor held its semi-annual public hearings about the services provided by the LAUSD to students with special education needs. The following is a copy of my testimony before Dr. Rostetter: When I saw your reaction to Adam’s speech, it gave me something that I haven’t had […]

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2016 K-12 News Network's The Wire

What is the Opposite of Transparent?

The records you have requested are exempt from disclosure pursuant to California Government Code §6254(f) as they are the subject of an on-going investigation.” –LAUSD Office of the General Counsel It has been almost two years since David Binkle was removed from his position as LAUSD’s Food Services Director.  A draft audit by the Inspector […]

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2016 K-12 News Network's The Wire

Democracy’s Necessary For the LAUSD Superintendent Search

Vet the Supe, along with other grassroots organizations, has called for the search process for new Superintendent of LAUSD to be an open and transparent one. While grasstops groups like the United Way, Urban League, and other non-profits aligned with Eli Broad demand access to a search committee, real on-the-ground teachers union members, parents, and […]

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2015 K-12 News Network's The Wire

LAUSD: Haste Makes Ed Tech Waste

By Cynthia Liu, CEO/Founder of K12NN. [BREAKING: The FBI carted away 20 boxes of documents relating to the iPad purchase from LAUSD offices late Monday, December 1, 2014.] Two education technology disasters mark the former LAUSD Superintendent’s brief tenure: the iPad debacle, born from cozy relationships with vendors and dependent upon broadband infrastructure that, in […]

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2014 K-12 News Network's The Wire

Reply to Sandy Banks’ “Deasy’s Exit Leaves Unfinished Work At LAUSD”

Barbara Landis is a native southern Californian (3rd generation — her grandparents came to LA before 1900), and the parent of three children who attended elementary, middle and high school in LAUSD. She also teaches in an independent K-12 school in the Valley. Sandy Banks is right. There’s plenty of work, unfinished and never begun at […]

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2014 K-12 News Network's The Wire

Marshall Tuck endorsed discredited and disgraced John Deasy

marshall-tuck-john-deasy.png

Plagued by multiple scandals, missteps, mismanagement, and allegations of possible malfeasance, discredited and disgraced John Deasy resigned in ignominy from the post of Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) Superintendent on October 16, 2014. Marshall Tuck, who failed miserably at both Green Dot Corporate Charters and the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, was among Deasy’s […]

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2014 K-12 News Network's The Wire

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 […]

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2014 K-12 News Network's The Wire