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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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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Los Angeles Unified Must Refocus: Five Ways Bad Ed Tech Deals in LAUSD Hurt Kids Right Now

Recently released investigative reports by Southern California radio station KPCC have increased public scrutiny of Superintendent John Deasy’s cozy relationships with Apple and Pearson executives in the period 2011 to 2013, before both corporations won the 2013 bid to supply Los Angeles Unified with iPads and software. This is the infamous “$1 billion iPad” deal […]

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John Deasy’s MiSiS cRiSiS shocks LAUSD’s conscience

The LAUSD MiSiS cRiSiS is Deasy's Disaster.

“I was interested in the fact that the scandal over Deasy’s PhD hit the headlines at the same time he was hired by Gates. His financial connections with Robert Felner date back to his Santa Monica days” — Susan Ohanian Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) Superintendent John Deasy’s job was to insure that the […]

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