Los Angeles has an elected school board. Why is the superintendent turning to a management consulting business with no experience in education to guide the district in these troubled times? This is “disaster capitalism” (Naomi Klein’s apt term) at its worst. This is another instance of the Pandemic Shock Doctrine. Superintendent Austin Beutner, a former investment banker, has brought management consultants Bain and Company to provide strategic guidance to LAUSD. With Governor Cuomo assigning the task of “reimagining” education in New York, and Austin Beutner calling on Bain and Company, it bears mentioning that none of these people are educators.'
Beutner works for the board. They should stop him before he outsources the district management to unaccountable “experts.”