School reformers complain it's too easy to hire teachers and too hard to fire those who aren't up to the job. Teachers say tenure and seniority are needed protections. Today, that fight reached a Los Angeles courtroom, with reformers charging that state laws deprive poor and minority kids of their right to an education. We hear from both sides and look at the local and national implications. Also, Neel Kashkari ran TARP, the Toxic Assets Relief Program, for Presidents Bush and Obama. We ask him if his campaign for Governor is more about Jerry Brown or "the soul of the Republican Party?"
On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, Ukraine is a divided country, caught between the European Union and Russia's efforts to create new ties with former Soviet countries. We update this weekend's violent protests and government concessions, and hear why Ukraine matters to Russia, the US and the global economy.