Accountability

Evaluating The Superintendent One Year In

After being hired without any public input, LAUSD Superintendent Carvalho needed to win over the community. How has he done so far?

Carl J. Petersen
Age of Awareness
Published in
4 min readFeb 10, 2023

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Who would ever hire this guy again?

- Eric Phillips,

Speaking about Carvalho

As the Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) Superintendent gets ready to start his second year on the job, it is a good time to evaluate how he has done at leading the bureaucracy of the country’s second-largest school district. Before the School Board disappeared into closed session at Tuesday’s meeting with an agenda that included “Superintendent’s Evaluation,” I took the opportunity to provide my perspective:

Last weekend I was doing research on the Board’s refusal to renew the charter of the North Valley Military Institute. Before the computer hack, I could have navigated to that Board meeting on the calendar and found all of the materials that were presented. Unfortunately, the Board’s website is still labeled “temporary” and no longer includes access to these documents

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Carl J. Petersen
Age of Awareness

Parent, special education advocate and former LAUSD School Board candidate. Still fighting for the children. www.ChangeTheLAUSD.com