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LA School Report | December 10, 2015

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Attorneys for famed teacher Rafe Esquith criticize release of documents
The documents include allegations that Esquith fondled children in the 1970s before he was a teacher, as well as more recent claims of inappropriate behavior.
Los Angeles Times, by Zahira Torres

Cortines criticizes Broad, calls on warring factions to work together 
In a conversation at The Times with columnist Steve Lopez, the LA Unified superintendent also said that he supports offering choices to parents.
Los Angeles Times, by Howard Blume

Commentary: Esquith case still a witch hunt
None of the allegations by the district’s Student Safety Investigation Team have been corroborated by independent investigators.
Washington Post, Jay Mathews

An epidemic of questionable arrests by school police
There is soul-searching in San Bernardino County over campus cops’ tactics and attitudes.
Center for Public Integrity, by Susan Ferriss

Porter Ranch parents want LAUSD to relocate schools because of gas leak
More than 400 parents signed a “Protect Our Kids” petition launched Tuesday night to request the school district find a safe place to teach their children.
Los Angeles Daily News, by Dana Bartholomew

NCLB  replacement could disrupt California’s school rating plans
Even before the bill made it to Obama’s desk, a debate about what the new bill means for California’s schools began to swirl.
Los Angeles Times, by Joy Resmovits

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