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Hearing airs sexual abuse claims against KIPP charter school co-founder Mike Feinberg

An administrative hearing into whether Mike Feinberg can keep his Texas educator certificate turned into a de facto trial over the sexual abuse allegation that led to his dismissal from the charter network he co-founded in the 1990s.

Michael Feinberg, right, watches his lawyers, Christopher L. Tritico, left, and Ron S. Rainey defend him at a hearing in Austin to determine whether Feinberg should surrender his teaching license to the Texas Education Agency on Feb. 12, 2020.
Administrative Law Judge Beth Bierman listens to testimony while Ron S. Rainey questions a witness  at a hearing in Austin to determine whether Feinberg should surrender his teaching license to the Texas Education Agency on Feb. 12, 2020.
Michael Feinberg, right, sits with his lawyers, Christopher L. Tritico, left, and Ron S. Rainey while former KIPP employee Leslie Salazar Ibarra testifies during a hearing on Feb. 12, 2020. Feinberg, a co-founder of KIPP, was dismissed in 2018 after a sexual misconduct investigation.

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