"We believe that every single family and student has the right to a choice of a highly effective school in Los Angeles," said Los Angeles Unified School District superintendent John Deasy. Deasy spoke to supporters during a National School Choice Week rally at Los Angeles Union Station on January 30, 2014.
United Teachers of Los Angeles, the union representing public school teachers in L.A., has been critical of Deasy because he has pushed for reforms based on student test scores and teacher evaluations. Deasy also faced criticism recently over his $1 billion plan to put iPads in the hands of all 650,000 students in Los Angeles after some students were able to hack the security systems of the iPads to search forbidden sites.
Produced by Paul Detrick and Alex Manning. Shot by Detrick, Manning & Gabrielle Cole.
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