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The Los Angeles Unified School District has adopted a policy of massive change by offering control of many campuses to groups of outsiders as well as insiders. The deadline for take-over applications was midnight last night. We get a progress report. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, President Obama's "Race to the Top" in education features charter schools and standardized tests to evaluate teacher performance. Will it improve the much-criticized "No Child Left Behind" or is it the same — only more so?

Producers:
Katie Cooper
Christian Bordal

Main Topic Will 'Race to the Top' Leave No Child Behind? 27 MIN, 7 SEC

"No Child Left Behind" became federal law in 2001, proposed by President Bush and supported by the late Senator Kennedy. The idea was to set high standards and measure student performance with standardized tests so that teachers and schools could be held accountable. It's still the law, but many provisions have become controversial. Now the Obama Administration is asking states to compete for another $4.3 billion in what's called "Race to the Top."

Guests:
Peter Cunningham, Assistant Secretary for Communications, US Department of Education
Richard Rothstein, Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute
Gavin Payne, Chief Deputy, California State Superintendent of Education
David Hecker, Head, American Federation of Teachers's Michigan chapter

Grading Education

Richard Rothstein

Main Topic LA's Groundbreaking School Reform 25 MIN, 55 SEC

After a deadline of midnight last night, LA Unified is still counting the number of applications from groups who want to take over the campuses of 12 struggling schools and 18 new ones.  It's all part of a controversial strategy for education reform adopted last August by the elected School Board.

Guests:
Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times (@howardblume )
Judy Burton, Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools
A.J. Duffy, Apple Academy Charter Public Schools
Claudia Trevisan, Member, Parent Revolution

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