Advocating longer school days, single-sex academies and more parent involvement, Los Angeles Schools Superintendent David L. Brewer says the school system has with pockets of excellence but is plagued by a deeply ingrained culture resistant to change. In his first "state of the schools" address, Brewer called for a return to the future: more localized decision making and less top-down management in the nation's second largest school system. Click here to read The Los Angeles Times article.
SIDEBAR: Brewer answers questions from the L.A. Times editorial board.
EDITORIAL: Brewer needs to have a sense of urgency about reforming L.A. schools. (Los Angeles Times)