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Posted at 5:46 PM ET, 06/22/2010

New job for ex-Pr. Geo. schools' chief

By Washington Post editors

Former Prince George's County school superintendent John Deasy was hired Tuesday as deputy superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, the Los Angeles Times is reporting.

Deasy resigned from Prince George's County in late 2008 to take a job with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a major force in grant-giving in the education field. Though his tenure in Prince George's was turbulent, many credited him with improving the school system.

The previous deputy superintendent of the Los Angeles school system, Ramon Cortines, became superintendent late 2008, and there is speculation that Deasy could succeed Cortines as the head of the nation's second-largest system.

-- Michael Birnbaum

By Washington Post editors  | June 22, 2010; 5:46 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland  | Tags:  prince george's  
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I think an apt adjective for "Dr. Deasy's stint in Prince George's County would be
resume' padding.

I notice that this brief notice in the Post and the one in the LA Times make no mention of Deasy's "doctor degree".

Did he give it up?
Was it revoked?
I remember that questions were raised about its validity and the behavior of his sponsoring professor.

Posted by: phillipmarlowe | June 22, 2010 11:10 PM | Report abuse

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