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L.A. Unified school board race turns negative, focuses on reputation
L.A. Unified school board race turns negative, focuses on reputation

George McKenna has the sort of resume that would appear to make him a natural frontrunner in an important contest this month for the Los Angeles Board of Education. He has five decades of experience as a local educator, much of it in key leadership positions where he was responsible for some of the region's lowest achieving schools. But now that experience is being turned against him by a comparatively inexperienced challenger who is 40 years his junior. With recent attacks on McKenna's reputation, the campaign of Alex Johnson and some of his backers has distracted attention from a contest that offers voters, on Aug. 12, a clear contrast between the two candidates with...

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