After reports that Superintendent John Deasy might resign, United Way is thrilled that Dr. Deasy will remain as chief of L.A.’s schools.
Improving education is a core component of our work. In everything we do, we put the interests of students, parents and educators first. Under Dr. Deasy’s leadership, student achievement has increased and he remains a tireless champion for our students, especially low-income students and students of color.
It was amazing to see the collective effort of so many at this morning’s diverse CLASS rally organized by our Education staff, Ryan Smith and Elmer Roldan. Hundreds of parents, students and teachers showed their support and raised their voices on the front steps of LAUSD to demand collaboration from the Board to advance student-centered policies supported by Deasy and the community.
As news about Dr. Deasy unfolds, we will continue to advocate on behalf of all students to ensure that all youth are achieving. It is our mission to break the cycle of poverty for the most vulnerable members of our community – and that includes children!
For an update on Dr. Deasy’s renewed contract, here is a KPCC report For a recap of this morning’s rally, here is an LA Times and NBC report