The Los Angeles Unified School District Board met today to select a new superintendent, but there was no quorum. They recessed until May 1. No Austin Beutner, the investment banker. Not yet.

The board is split 4-3, with charteristas in the slim majority. The swing vote is a Ref Rodriguez, who will soon be tried on several felony indictments.

The board would be wise to pick an experienced educator, a consensus candidate with the confidence of the full board.

If the current majority picks a hard-driving charter zealot, that person may soon be leading a 3-3 Board and unable to do anything at all.

Will the current majority put the well-bring of the children above their political agenda?