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Parent Group Petitions for Superintendent Deasy

LA School Report | May 14, 2013

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“Nothing makes me happier than seeing parents mobilize to support the changes underway in LAUSD,” writes former School Board candidate Kate Anderson in a recent email.  “Just such a mobilization is underway and you can take part.”

Anderson’s talking about the Support Our Superintendent petition that’s been circulating the past few days.

Signed by more than 1,200 people, with a goal of 2,000 by today, the petition’s purpose is “to support the work of Superintendent Deasy and the policies he has put in place.” It’s also meant to counter-balance the various UTLA polls and surveys that are meant to show teacher dissatisfaction with Superintendent Deasy.

The organizers are rallying from 10:30 – noon at the LAUSD headquarters on Beaudry today — the same day that teachers and SEIU members are also rallying.

“Please show you stand with John Deasy and President Obama by signing this petition, which will be presented by a LAUSD parent to the School Board on May 14th,” asks the Parent Partnership site, a grassroots group headed by Rene Rodman and Amy Baker who tout their independence and lack of outside funding:

“This is a 100% grassroots effort!  There is no central organizing group, no big funding, no media coverage.  Just community members coming together to be represented and to give input.”

Email for further details and any questions. We’re told that Mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel have both signed the petition  but have not yet confirmed.

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