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LAUSD Superintendent Marks 100 Days in Office

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So far, so good? Or maybe not? New Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Ramon Cortines has entered into his job at a tough time while facing a $718 million budget deficit--that's a bigger red number than the city of Los Angeles. Cortines was once the interim superintendent back in 2000 and he drafted up plans he is only getting to implement this time around: "Its central office would be lean; decisions would be made on campus by teachers and principals; communities would play a key role in boosting neighborhood schools," the Daily News lists in a nice profile of him. Of course, that looks good on paper, but the process to get there is not without controversy, especially from the infamous teachers union.

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