The next LAUSD Superintendent should have:

  • The public personality of a Cal Worthington;
  • The pleasantness of Sheriff John singing “Laugh and Be Happy” and “The Birthday Polka” everyday;
  • The media savvy of Magic Johnson who is not afraid to publicly criticize, even the Lakers;
  • The truth of Bernie Sanders;
  • The wanderlust of Steve Lopez in order to visit the schools and publicize the issues;
  • The classroom experiences of 1,000 veteran teachers;
  • The ability to say the buck stops here and to the Board that they are wrong;
  • And most of all, a commitment to put the students and the schools first!