Los Angeles’ Deputy Mayor for Education, Joan Sullivan, says “It’s a risky proposition to get involved in education, but it’s a risky proposition not to get involved too.”

Jim Newton of the Los Angeles Times assesses the Mayor’s success with the “hard-case schools” in a recent op-ed about my incredible sister he writes: “Villaraigosa’s deputy mayor for education, Joan Sullivan, manages this enterprise with intensity and a deep sense of mission. She is a welcome departure from the many education experts in Los Angeles who seem far too tolerant of incremental change. Sullivan is tough and forceful, and bracingly candid. And she’s not naive: ‘This is a behemoth of a bureaucracy,’ she remarked as we discussed the enormity of the challenge. ‘Change is hard.'”

Read the full article here:
The Mayor’s Hard-Case Schools

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