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The anti-education reformer Diane Ravitch tells us what she thinks is wrong with standardized student testing to measure teacher performance. Also, the Braves beat the Dodgers in 3 of 5 games during the regular season—but, all bets are off for a team that came from last place to win 50 of 63 games in July and August. And, 40 years of the Roxy on Sunset Boulevard.

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Reporter's Notebook The Roxy Turns 40 7 MIN, 55 SEC

Clubs along LA's Sunset Strip have been launching new groups for decades, but it's not easy to stay alive in the constantly changing business of music. One venue that's kept the doors open for 40 years is the Roxy.

Guests:
Saul Gonzalez, KCRW producer (@SaulKCRW)

Main Topic Using Standardized Student Testing to Measure Teacher Performance 10 MIN, 50 SEC

The anti-education reformer Diane Ravitch tells us what she thinks is wrong with standardized student testing to measure teacher performance.

Guests:
Diane Ravitch, New York University (@DianeRavitch)

Making News First up for the Dodgers, the Atlanta Braves 10 MIN, 36 SEC

The team with the highest payroll in baseball started off with a thud, and wallowed in last place in the National League’s Western Division ‘til late in June. Then, something happened. And tonight, they’re playing their first game of the playoffs in Atlanta.

Guests:
Ramona Shelburne, ESPN Los Angeles (@ramonashelburne)
Jon Weisman, DodgerThoughts.com (@dodgerthoughts)

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