Read: Superintendent Deasy Tells All
LA School Report | April 9, 2013
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In a wide-ranging Scholastic Administrator interview, LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy talks about the fight to make student achievement a meaningful part of teacher evaluations, his hopes for the $80 million that will be freed up if LAUSD gets a waiver from some of the burdensome provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind, and how he sees access to technology as a “rights issue” for students.
Some choice quotes from the interview, which was conducted earlier this year by LA School Report editor Alexander Russo:
“Low drama and high results, that’s what I’m trying to do, and so far I think it’s going very well.” (About the trigger process at 24th Street Elementary School)
“Students’ rights are a box with four sides: negotiation, regulation, legislation, and litigation. IIf one of those sides is missing, the rights leak away.”
In other Deasy-related news, UTLA is asking teachers to take symbolic votes on whether they have confidence in Deasy’s leadership and whether UTLA should take a harder line pushing back against some of the reforms Deasy has championed.