First published on K12NN Wire on October 18, 2014
Plagued by multiple scandals, missteps, mismanagement, and allegations of possible malfeasance, discredited and disgraced John Deasy resigned in ignominy from the post of Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) Superintendent on October 16, 2014. Marshall Tuck, who failed miserably at both Green Dot Corporate Charters and the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, was among Deasy’s biggest cheerleaders, saying “Thrilled that L.A.U.S.D Board has decided to commit to Superintendent John Deasy through 2016” on October 29, 2013.
Marshall Tuck was “thrilled” about Deasy’s disasters including DIBELS, SAP, AGT, MiSiS, and iPadGate, all of which squandered opportunities to educate children by diverting district money to corporate coffers. What else do Marshall Tuck and John Deasy share in common besides a love of grift, and never having taught in public schools? They’re both alumni of Billionaire Eli Broad’s “academies” that train businessmen how to privatize public education for big profits.