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Boys Coach Says He Was Fired for Saying Girls Teams Get Perks (1)

April 25, 2019, 5:01 PMUpdated: April 25, 2019, 6:08 PM

The head baseball coach at a magnet school is suing the Los Angeles Unified School District for retaliation, saying he was fired after alleging girls teams at the school got preferential treatment over boys teams.

James Darryl Washburn filed suit April 25 against the district and the magnet school, Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies. He says he was terminated after voicing concern that LACES wasn’t in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which requires equal treatment of female and male student-athletes.

“For years, employees have been reluctant to speak-up in the workplace when they saw...

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