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Daniel Pearl’s father asks LAUSD to rescind journalism adviser’s suspension

The father of Daniel Pearl, a Wall Street Journal reporter who was killed by terrorists in Pakistan, has added his voice to the dozens of journalism organizations calling on Los Angeles Unified to rescind the three-day suspension of a journalism adviser at a school named after his son, according to the Orange County Register.

Adviser Adriana Chavira refused to remove the name of an unvaccinated librarian from a news article in the student-run publication at Daniel Pearl Magnet High School in Lake Balboa. In November, the Pearl Post reported that the library was closed because teacher-librarian Greta Enszer was not following the district’s vaccine mandate.

“I don’t want her to face any disciplinary action for allowing her students to tell the truth,” Judea Pearl said of Chavira. “I only want what’s best for the students and the school, which is why I hope they will reconsider this decision.”