Cortines quits lucrative post with LAUSD supplier

Remember those defenses Supt. Ramon Cortines put up to justify his seat on the board of Scholastic Inc. — an arrangement that paid him $150,000 last year? Yeah, he resigned today, says Howard Blume at the L.A. Times, who broke the story last week.

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