The Breakfast Conversation: Ramon Cortines

Hear highlights from the LAUSD superintendent’s chat with Los Angeles magazine editor Kit Rachlis

Photograph by Forest Casey

Ramon Cortines, Superintendent of the LA Unified School District, took a few hours out of the chaos that is his job to chat with Los Angeles magazine editor Kit Rachlis for our 4th b-fast conversation. Former state treasurer Kathleen Brown, school board VP Yolie Flores Aguilar, and Jewish Journal editor-in-chief (nice Villaraigosa cover) Rob Eshman were among those who stopped by The Foundry on Melrose’s patio to listen to the supe explain why he remains hopeful despite the budget crisis and ask questions about the state of our schools. Cortines, the former superintendent for Pasadena, San Francisco, San Jose, and New York, was appointed to the LAUSD’s top spot on January 1 of this year. If we can muster as much energy and be as fit as him by the time we’re 76, Hallelujah. Hear hilghlights from the convo here:

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