Breaking News: LAUSD Board Reappoints Critic of iPad Fiasco

Diane Ravitch's blog

Tonight the Los Angeles school board voted 4-2 to reappoint architect Stuart Magruder to the Bond Oversight Committee. He had previously been kicked off the committee by the board because he was too critical of Superintendent Deasy’s decision to borrow nearly $1 billion for iPads from a bond fund dedicated to construction and repairs. The iPads were to be used for Common Core testing. Magruder thought it was a bad idea, and the LAUSD board did not renew his appointment.

After a loud public outcry, including this editorial in the Los Angeles Times, the board took another vote and reappointed Magruder. The title of the editorial: “LAUSD Has Enough Yes-Men; It Needs Stuart Magruder.”

A victory for common sense and decency.

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