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L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti rallies teachers at convention
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti rallies teachers at convention

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti rallied thousands of teachers Saturday morning at a downtown teachers union convention, voicing his support for controversial job protections, praising their efforts and pledging his political support going forward. “I’m sick and tired of hearing our teachers get beat up on by political leaders in this country,” he told the crowd, to cheers. Garcetti, speaking at the American Federation of Teachers convention, did not specifically mention Vergara vs. California, a recent case in which the court found teacher job protections violate the equal education rights of the state’s poor and minority children. But the mayor did express support for tenure laws. “We...

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