Student Julia Macias, a plaintiff and Los Angeles Unified School District middle school student, comments on the Vergara v. California lawsuit verdict in Los Angeles, on June 10, 2014. Others from left, parents, Joe Macias, with wife, Evelyn, and their daughter Lucy, Russlyn Ali, former assistant secretary of U.S. Education Department Office for Civil Rights, and Students Matter founder David Welch.
Student Julia Macias, a plaintiff and Los Angeles Unified School District middle school student, comments on the Vergara v. California lawsuit verdict in Los Angeles, on June 10, 2014. Others from left, parents, Joe Macias, with wife, Evelyn, and their daughter Lucy, Russlyn Ali, former assistant secretary of U.S. Education Department Office for Civil Rights, and Students Matter founder David Welch. Damian Dovarganes Associated Press file
Student Julia Macias, a plaintiff and Los Angeles Unified School District middle school student, comments on the Vergara v. California lawsuit verdict in Los Angeles, on June 10, 2014. Others from left, parents, Joe Macias, with wife, Evelyn, and their daughter Lucy, Russlyn Ali, former assistant secretary of U.S. Education Department Office for Civil Rights, and Students Matter founder David Welch. Damian Dovarganes Associated Press file
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California’s perpetual war over schools flares on several fronts

June 30, 2016 06:04 PM

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