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Charter-school group drags L.A. Unified campaign into the muck
Charter-school group drags L.A. Unified campaign into the muck

The Los Angeles Unified school board has enough divisions over educational philosophy to fill a thousand school-board campaigns. The last thing we need is the introduction of phony racial divisions and shameful accusations that strongly and wrongly imply a candidate is racist. Yet that’s practically the first thing we got in the form of a plug-ugly mailer against incumbent Bennett Kayser, courtesy of the California Charter Schools Assn. and its political arm. “Kayser voted to close high-performing schools serving Latino students,” it says. “Kayser opposed the lawsuits filed by Latino students to improve their schools.” What the mailer, sent to Latino...

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