L.A. Now Live: Discuss L.A. Unified Supt. John Deasy’s future

Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. John Deasy listens during a meeting in Los Angeles.
(Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press)

Talk with Los Angeles Times reporter Howard Blume at 9 a.m. about the future of Los Angeles Unified Supt. John Deasy.

In his latest piece, Blume writes:

“When John Deasy took the helm of Los Angeles Unified in 2011, he was backed by the school board, mayor and civic leaders in a bid to transform the nation’s second-largest school district with bold measures to improve student performance.


“Now Deasy’s future — along with the district‘s direction — is in doubt at a critical point. L.A. Unified is facing new academic standards, major budget decisions and a massive iPad technology project.”

Blume will talk about Deasy’s dubious future at the helm of L.A. schools and what factors may come into play to determine whether he stays. Deasy has already told some top officials that he might step down.

Join Blume for a great discussion at 9 a.m. We’ll answer as many questions from readers as we can.