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Hamilton High School Los Angeles

Governance is about the power to make decisions, and the power to decide is an inherently political one. As a public school, it means that Hamilton High School has a legal obligation to decide how to manage its work and its finances in order to best serve its students. In this era of the privatization of public institutions, this means that the powers-that-be have to come to the people in order to consider the broader scope of what is really good for students and the community.



The lawsuit accused Smolin of sexually assaulting and grooming a minor student and accusing the district of inadequately responding to the abuse. The complaint alleges that Smolin began giving her special attention when she was a freshman at Hamilton, giving her music, books, and eventually alcohol and drugs. The lawsuit then alleges that the attention escalated into a physical and sexual relationship by the time she was a senior. The complaint argues that other students and adults knew about their relationship, referring to it as "a worst-kept secret at Hamilton". In particular, the complaint contends that a teacher walked in on them, writing that "Smolin literally threw plaintiff off of him and onto the seat next to him".

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