California Public Records Act

Lesson of Deasy's tenure: L.A. schools, not donors or foundations, come first

To the editor: According to the article, former Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. John Deasy, “who was paid $350,000 a year as superintendent, took more than 100 trips, spent generously on meals as he lobbied state and national lawmakers and wooed unions, foundations and educational leaders, according to credit card receipts, calendars and emails obtained under the California Public Records Act.” ("After John Deasy, LAUSD faces a tough choice: Play it safe or take another risk?," Sept. 5) While there is no doubt knowledge to be gained from taking more than 100 trips, I can't help but think that the rollouts of both the ill-fated Apple iPad program and the...