Raising Secondary School Test Scores / LAUSD Superintendent Roy Romer (January 2002)

Former Colorado Governor and Democratic National Committee Chairman, Roy Romer, who is currently the Los Angeles Unified School Superintendent also addressed an Everychild salon at the home off Frankie and Barry Sholem. He spoke about how to raise secondary school test scores in LAUSD schools. Budget cuts have presented significant challenges to improving the academic performance of the students in these schools. However, Superintendent Romer outlined a plan for some promising reforms that will hopefully yield results in the near future. These included more reading instruction for students by subject area teachers and a program that will provide teachers with experienced teaching mentors.