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Editorial: Hey LAUSD board, hire a new superintendent already

LA School Report | July 14, 2015

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By The Editorial Board

It’s time once again for solidarity on the Los Angeles Unified school board, at least in the eyes of its members. This happens every two years, when newly elected members are seated. After bruising campaigns, they all metaphorically join hands and vow to work together in unity.

Meh. Board members don’t need to pretend to agree or like one another. It’s more important for them to speak their minds, smartly and to the point.

Even better: Hire a new superintendent already.

The board has so comfortably relied on Supt. Ramon C. Cortines, who stepped in after John Deasy left last fall, that it never even started the process of conducting a search.

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