As parent activist Karen Wolfe explains here, Los Angeles is in the district of a power struggle over control of its public schools.

Wolfe says the voters elected school board members to reflect the will of the people.

Superintendent John Deasy has threatened to resign as his way of pressuring the elected board to do what he wants and to get the business community to demand that the board let Deasy take charge. Even the new mayor has told the board to leave Deasy alone and stay out of his way.

This is an extraordinary situation. The power elite of Los Angeles wants the elected board to hand control over to Deasy. You can be sure that in every one of their corporations, the CEO serves at the pleasure of the board, not the other way around.

What is the purpose of having a board election if real power is vested in the superintendent, not the board?

John Deasy was hired to carry out the will of the elected board, not to cow it into submission.