LA Weekly has written another great expose – this one about Admiral David Brewer’s inability to fix LAUSD. The crux of the article says it all:
... Brewer arrived at the meeting "eager to take on the challenge" of improving L.A. Unified and "very interested in the nature of the work." But Crew also noticed that he was "very much overwhelmed, in some ways, by the things going on around him." A newbie coping with the remnants of an unsuccessful mayoral takeover, Brewer was falling behind in important ways: He had failed to fill key positions on his senior management team, and to fully develop a coherent academic vision for a district with 878 schools and 694,288 students…And after successful reformers told him how they turned things around in their districts, Brewer:
...went off in a completely different direction that left the übersupes uneasy: Working with politicians in Sacramento and Los Angeles, he told them, was his major focus.As I feared, it looks like Brewer is LA’s newest Willie Williams –
The gates are down, the lights are flashing, but the train ain’t comin’.