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Ex-L.A. Unified teacher wins $3.35 million after firing from JROTC job
Ex-L.A. Unified teacher wins $3.35 million after firing from JROTC job

After Archie Roundtree and Gerardo Loera clashed at John H. Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley, their careers quickly diverged. Roundtree lost his job and his teaching certification. Loera rose to become chief academic officer for the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second-largest school system. This month, however, Roundtree, 57, received a measure of vindication regarding the events that ended his career. After a three-week trial, a Superior Court jury found that Loera had targeted Roundtree for blowing the whistle on problems with the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Polytechnic. Loera was the school principal at the...

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