LAUSD Superintendent Ramon Cortines minced no words at the education forum sponsored by the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable on Saturday, March 28. He said that the cuts the LAUSD will make to patch up a $718-million budget deficit will be big, painful and draconian.
Parents, teachers and students will be the big losers. But the biggest losers of all will be the District’s African American students.
They make up about 11% of the students in the sprawling district. They are the most underserved and underperforming of all students.