Early-morning vigil

Wade Fulbright, a teacher and member of the United Teachers Los Angeles, stands in front of the L.A. Unified School District office on Beaudry Avenue during a pre-dawn vigil and rally. The fate of nearly 40,000 students was at stake Tuesday as the Los Angeles Board of Education was scheduled to decide who would take over 12 struggling schools and 18 new campuses scheduled to open in the fall.
Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times
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