Statement from LAUSD Superintendent John E. Deasy Regarding Cruz vs. State of California

“I am very pleased and encouraged that the judge recognizes that the efforts we have made by policy in this District need to be followed. We are working with Jefferson High School’s staff to remedy the issues to ensure that all students’ academic needs are being met. And we look forward to meeting state officials to explain the new resources needed.
"This is another victory for youth in challenging circumstances. This is why I fought two years ago to have students have a full schedule, and why we are trying to negotiate the right to set a master schedule that meets individual school needs. We especially look to State Superintendent Tom Torlakson to support full and rigorous schedules for all youth.”