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United Teachers Los Angeles president Warren Fletcher held a media op outside Miramonte Elementary School this morning, where some students returned to school after two days of cancelled classes. Fletcher hit hard on the district's summary transfer of all teachers and staff, calling it a media stunt that shows officials are "making it up as they go along" in responding to the arrest of two teachers accused of lewd conduct with children. I said from the start that it seemed like an obvious bad shortcut to impose more trauma on the students, and it looks now as if there's a lot more going on around the move, including union politics. I caught part of a good examination from many angles this morning on Airtalk with Larry Mantle on KPCC. Now both Fletcher and Superintendent John Deasy, who made the decision, are booked on Patt Morrison's show at 1:20 p.m.