Today's the day to get the results of the Stanford 9, the statewide test of public school students that constitutes the basis of education reform in California. Between 00 million and billion dollars in bonuses will go to teachers, students and schools that show improvement. Others will just have to wait until next year or even be penalized, if their scores are dropping too much. But critics contend that the Stanford 9 is the wrong test to rely on for such high stakes. They say it measures the wrong things, fails to reflect the state's own educational standards and even corrupts the process of teaching and learning.
In the Newsmaker segment, the just-released test results and what they mean for the state and for Los Angeles.
In the Reporter's notebook segment, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chuck Philips on what he calls the too-late move by the record industry to keep up with the Internet.