Los Angeles Unified is Academic Decathlon’s star student

The nation’s troubled second-largest school system doesn’t get a lot of respect — except when it comes to the Academic Decathlon.

It’s not often that schools across the country look with envy at Los Angeles’ public schools, where monumental budget woes, potential widespread teacher layoffs and a long list of hurdles confront the sprawling, diverse school system.

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