Will The LAUSD Board Restore Promise To The District?
As stakeholders decry the loss of Primary Promise, the School Board retreats into a closed session to evaluate Carvalho’s performance.
“Primary Promise, unanimously supported by every board member in 2020 when it started, is the most promising early literacy program in the nation. This is not only backed up by data, but with abundant anecdotal evidence from teachers, parents and students.”
– Parents Supporting Teachers
It has been a little over a year since Alberto Carvalho made the move from Miami. While the Superintendent’s Twitter feed shows that he is living his best life in Los Angeles, the benefits to the students of the LAUSD have been a brand new district logo and a glossy pamphlet detailing Carvalho’s “Strategic Plan.” Ignoring the promise to prepare students to be “Ready For The World,” Carvalho has subjected the students to a strike, the release of extremely personal information in a computer hack, and a reduction of opportunities for children with Special Education needs.
I addressed my thoughts about the Superintendent’s tenure in my public comment before the School Board went behind closed doors to evaluate his performance:
I would first like to note that the evaluation of the Superintendent is something that should not be done behind closed doors. The goals that have been laid out for him, his progress toward meeting these objectives, and his plans for improvement should all be a matter of public record. Additionally, the stakeholders of the district deserve to see how each of you does your part in holding him accountable.
Yesterday, The Los Angeles Times released an article detailing their investigation into the elimination of “Primary Promise” from many schools. This article details the many problems with how the Superintendent eliminated this program, which is…