January 7, 2001 |
The first and only time Dominic Shambra met with the man who would ruin his life, he was unimpressed. * A veteran of more than 35 years with the Los Angeles Unified School District, Shambra had seen them all: gadflies, geeks, hysterical parents packed into gymnasiums to protest the closure of neighborhood schools. You listened, nodded and then moved ahead. Now Shambra had a new job, one set up outside the brutish and unwieldy educational bureaucracy.