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A history teacher was suspended for allegedly using 'n-word' in class. So why do students want him back?
A history teacher was suspended for allegedly using 'n-word' in class. So why do students want him back?

Parents and students are pressing for the reinstatement of a veteran English and history middle school teacher who was suspended after a student accused him of making racially charged comments in class. Steven Carnine is suspended from his job at Revere Charter Middle School and Magnet Center pending an internal investigation by the Los Angeles Unified School District. Carnine’s defenders call him an inspiring teacher who makes students think and skillfully uses primary historical resources in his classes, even when they contain language that would be considered offensive. Carnine, 64, has taught in L.A. Unified since 1985, and at Revere, in Pacific Palisades, since...

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