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Quote's context sheds better light on LAUSD candidate George McKenna
Quote's context sheds better light on LAUSD candidate George McKenna

It was one line from a column of mine about the response of Los Angeles Unified officials to revelations of child abuse by a teacher at Miramonte Elementary. I'd quoted senior administrator George McKenna telling a community meeting that Miramonte's principal was not to blame and parents "ought to be grateful" for the principal's leadership. Two years later that "ought to be grateful" phrase wound up on a campaign mailer, suggesting that McKenna — who is running for school board — doesn't care about the safety of students. The flier is the product of McKenna's opponent, Alex Johnson, who has spent four years working on...

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