Saturday, June 26, 2010

John Deasy and Robert Felner: The NEWS ARCHIVES

by smf for 4LAKids

25 June: Much is being made in the blogosphere about the client/vendor – student/mentor relationship between new LAUSD deputy superintendent John Deasy and convicted felon Robert Felner – who defrauded two universities on the east coast.  Suspicion is not indictment or conviction, Dr. Deasy has not been officially accused of anything. Much of this rings of McCarthyesque guilt by association – and the old metaphorical cloud o' suspicion.

One wonders if the executive searchers and the board of ed even knew of the cloud.  What did they know and when did they know it?

I would be much more interested in exposure of Dr. Deasy's educational philosophy – he is a doctor of philosophy - and a public discussion of some of his thinking around subjects like parent and community engagement and whether post-graduate degrees should entitle educators to greater compensation.


here is a catalog of news stories tying Deasy and Felner, from the google news archive

Article: Pr. George's Schools Chief's PhD Under Scrutiny - The …

Pay-Per-View - Washington Post - HighBeam Research - Sep 11, 2008
... coverage of a federal investigation centered on Robert Felner the former ... 30 2008 700+ words passion and energy that Dr John Deasy brought to making ...

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Felner OK'd ex-client's quick Ph.D. at U of L

Louisville Courier-Journal - Sep 10, 2008
But with Felner as chairman of his dissertation committee, John Deasy, then superintendent of California's Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, ...

PG County Schools Chief Deasy Received Doctorate... - Southern Maryland Online
U of L opens inquiry into speedy Ph.D. - Louisville Courier...
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U of L provides investigation updates - Nov 26, 2008
The university also continues to investigate the university's awarding of a Ph.D . to John Deasy, deputy director of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, ...

U of L updates actions on reforms - Louisville Courier...
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School chief linked to Felner will leave for new job

Louisville Courier-Journal - Oct 1, 2008
John Deasy, who got a doctorate from the University of Louisville after being ... the newspaper noted that former U of L education dean Robert Felner, ...

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Deasy earned his doctorate, says lawyer for former dean

Business Gazette - Sep 18, 2008
Questions were also raised about Deasy's prior relationship with Robert Felner the dean of the school of education who signed off on Deasy's dissertation ...

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Court Filings in Kentucky Give a Vivid Glimpse of a Dean's Interrogati... - Apr 24, 2009
... Louisville's police department spent more than six hours grilling Robert Felner dean of the university's College of Education and Human Development Four ...

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U. of Louisville Says a Controversial Ph.D. Will Stand - Apr 21, 2009
... center that was run by Robert Felner who was then dean of Louisville's College of Education and Human Development Mr Felner who stepped down last summer ...

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U of L suspends education dean search

Louisville Courier-Journal - May 19, 2010
... a permanent leader since former education dean Robert Felner resigned in ... and officials later determined John Deasy who now works for the Bill and ...

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School Supervisor Under Investigation Advised Democrats

WLKY Louisville - Sep 12, 2008
AU of L committee is currently investigating whether Dr. John Deasy fraudulently ... Those reports have also tied him to former U of L dean Robert Felner, ...

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Deasy accepts position with Gates Foundation

Santa Monica Daily Press - Oct 3, 2008
DOWNTOWN Former Santa Monica-Malibu Superintendent John Deasy on Tuesday was ... The school's dean at the time was Robert Felner, who resigned in June and ...

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Louisville Says Doctorate Earned in Semester Is Legit

Inside Higher Ed - Apr 22, 2009
... CourierJournal reported The doctorate was awarded to John Deasy in 2004 and ... The former dean Robert Felner was for years popular with administrators ...

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