Former L.A. superintendent failed to master school board politics

01/2/2009 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Former Los Angeles superintendent David L. Brewer lacked the political acumen and decisiveness to persuade school board members to his side even when he was clearly right, writes the Los Angeles Times editorial board. New Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines is expected to take a firmer hand with the board, which the editorial suggests tends to micromanage and may put politics ahead of children's needs.

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