LAUSD Agrees to $139 Million Settlement in Sex Abuse Scandal

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Years of sexual abuse at Miramonte Elementary School will cost LA Unified $169 million.  Is that what it took to protect dozens of children from re-living sexual abuse in a lengthy trial?  Or is it being paid to protect the District?  Would testimony have revealed years of institutional negligence?  Plaintiffs’ attorneys insist the evidence will be revealed.  Also, how the President’s executive order will affect Los Angeles, and Jim Newton’s last column for the LA Times.

Photo: Mug shot of former third grade teacher Mark Berndt (LA County Sheriff's Department)

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Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Claire Martin, Andrea Brody