Civic Leader Urges LA School Board To Keep John Deasy As Superintendent

Deasy appears to have a lot of support from the private sector and from Charter Schools…

CBS Los Angeles

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KOREATOWN ( — A high-powered Los Angeles attorney and civic leader has urged the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Board of Education to keep embattled Superintendent John Deasy on the job.

George Kieffer sent a letter to the seven-member board stating that Deasy, who reportedly is ready to resign, should stay for the sake of the students.

“Firing Superintendent Deasy, or making his life so miserable that he has no choice to leave, is not in the best interest of the students of Los Angeles,” Kieffer’s letter says. “We urge you to pull the board together and make every effort to retain one of the top superintendents in the country.”

“Graduation rates have gone up, truancy rates have gone down, so that’s critical for the kids,” Kieffer told KCAL9’s Dave Bryan. “The guy works 24 hours a day. He’s totally committed to what he’s doing here…

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