LAUSD Chooses New Superintendent
Just a few days after David Brewer's buyout of over a half million dollars, the LA Unified School District voted to give Ramon C. Cortines, the second man down the line, the job on a three-year contract. "We will not do things the same way," he said. "[The district will find] new ways of providing services to parents and working with teachers and working with administrators and working with community. We are the urban sprawl but it is time that we lock arms on behalf of our children. We must put the students first--not special interests. And so there will be change and change will be good for all of us."