Hands on deck

Re “Shaping up -- no thanks to LAUSD,” Column, July 23

It is easy to stand on the sidelines and pass judgment on what you see, like an armchair quarterback. Steve Lopez throws verbal stones at those of us in the Los Angeles Unified School District who show up for work every day with the intention of changing the lives of the students who are put in our charge. Dedicated professionals strive to make a difference, working unnoticed and ignored by politicians and journalists The only time any attention is paid is when there is a shooting, fight or some other negative action on our campuses. Even then, these acts only involve a small segment of the thousands who make up the LAUSD.

Lopez claims this “battleship” is “listing,” but I would like to add that all hands are on deck, fighting to right the ship.

Tom Iannucci


Los Angeles