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Better Results in Los Angeles Come at a Steep Price

Los Angeles Superintendent John Deasy gets results in a district that has been lagging for years. At the same time, his impatience puts him at odds with a school board that does not share his sense of urgency or appreciate his style, as the Los Angeles Times’ Jim Newton points out in a recent column.
But here's the perversity of punishing Deasy for aggressiveness: For more than 20 years, the dominant complaint about the district has been its lethargy.… To a parent with a child in school now, that's not reform; that's failure.
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Peter Cunningham
Peter Cunningham is the founder of Education Post and serves on its board. He served as Assistant Secretary for communications and outreach in the U.S. Department of Education during the Obama administration’s first term. Prior to that he worked with Arne Duncan when he was CEO of the Chicago Public Schools. Peter is affiliated with Whiteboard ...

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