Commentary: How to weed out bad-apple teachers? Ask parents
By Lindsay Sturman The epic battle over how to improve public education in California grew more stratified last week when a bill to mildly reform California’s onerous teacher employment laws was gutted beyond recognition and quickly died. With it went the hope that our elected officials would finally decide the question which is at the...
By Guest contributor | July 6, 2016
Charted: Increased Teacher Dismissals
Here are some extra charts to illustrate yesterday’s LA Weekly story about LAUSD’s strong emphasis on teacher accountability over the past couple of years. They show a rise in teacher dismissals and “unsatisfactory” ratings — even as the number of teachers in LAUSD has decreased by thousands. Click below for the charts.
By Hillel Aron | April 12, 2013