Desperately seeking

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Wanted: Man or woman with a plan to improve schools who can fight off the mayor’s takeover attempts and keep teachers from defecting. That’s the way the want ad could read for the next L.A. school superintendent based on school officials’ interpretation of a survey mailed to community leaders parents and teachers. According to the voluntary survey, which was done as part of the search to replace Superintendent Roy Romer, no one cares about the district governance. It’s hard to dispute that. What parents and teachers and students and anyone who cares about the state of education wants is for academic achievement to improve in the classrooms of the Los Angeles Unified School District. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2But that isn’t going to happen to the satisfaction of anyone except the entrenched bureaucrats and the lackluster school board members. And if improving the LAUSD means breaking it up into manageable pieces, stripping the school board of its power or mayoral control, then so be it. Getting results is the issue, and if those in the education establishment want to take a step in the right direction, they should run an ad like this: Help Wanted: Desperately seeking an inspired leader who will empower teachers and parents, dump the hacks, deflate the bloated district bureaucracy and make L.A. schools the best they can be.last_img