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Steve Lopez wanted to talk to 18 students with $1 million to spend on an election. Then his invite was yanked

Steve Lopez wanted to talk to 18 students with $1 million to spend on an election. Then his invite was yanked

When Los Angeles high school students get a chance to spend $1 million or more on a political campaign, that’s pretty interesting, right?

I thought so, and managed to get myself invited to a meeting of L.A. Students for Change.

But then my invitation got yanked.

I guess I shouldn’t have written a column questioning the morality of recruiting students for a negative campaign of distortions in a school board race.

To be clear, I’ve got no issue with the students. Good for them for raising their hands out of a desire for an improved L.A. Unified.

But I had trouble believing that 18 students, without adult guidance, decided all they wanted to do...

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