Big Man on Campus

Apr 23, 2012

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Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy speaks during a press conference at South Region High School #2 in Los Angeles, California February 6, 2012. Credit: Krista Kennell/AFP/Getty Images

Superintendent John Deasy’s sits down with Patt to discuss LAUSD is considering lower the standards of high school graduation. Students may soon be able to pass college prep classes with a D. The move, which must be approved by the school board, would allow students to pass with 25 % fewer units. The proposal would drop requirements in technology, health and life skills as well as eliminate electives such as calculus and journalism.

On April 17, Deasy, along with Antonio Villaraigosa and “Bully” director Lee Hirsch, spoke about the importance of taking action to prevent bullying. The talk was part of a screening of “Bully” for 6,500 students from 49 Los Angeles Unified schools.


John Deasy, LAUSD Superintendent

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