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Teacher tenure laws deprive some students of their constitutional right to an education. The evidence "shocks the conscience," according to a Los Angeles judge, in a ruling today with national implications for teacher protection and education "reformers." We hear from both sides. Also, Charlie Beck wants another five-year term as Chief of the LAPD. He faces claims of favoritism when cops get out of control. How does he plan to use drones passed on from Seattle’s disbanded drone program?

Image-for-WWLA.jpgLater, on To the Point, major decisions are expected this month from a US Supreme Court more divided politically than ever before. Is the Court pursuing its own agenda or is the thinking of nine justices more complicated than that, whatever the outcomes of individual decisions?  

Producers:
Jenny Hamel
Mike Kessler
Caitlin Shamberg

Failing Grades for Teacher Protection 11 MIN, 32 SEC

A case decided today in Los Angeles may not be over until it reaches the US Supreme Court. Judge Rolf Treu said teacher tenure laws and the practice called "last hired-first fired" deprive some students of their constitutional right to an equal education. That's a big victory — temporarily at least — for education reformers. Both sides in Vergara v. California have said they'd appeal a decision that didn't go their way. We hear from Marcellus Mcrae, with Gibson-Dunn, the lead co-counsel for the nine plaintiffs, and from Joshua Pechthalt, president of the California Federation of Teachers.

Guests:
Joshua Pechthalt, California Federation of Teachers (@CFTUnion)

Chief Beck, His Future and the Future of Drones at the LAPD 14 MIN, 46 SEC

Charlie Beck became Chief of the LAPD five years ago, and he's asked the Police Commission for another five-year term. In the meantime, Chief Beck has been very cautious about the use of two unmanned drones the LAPD has been given by the City of Seattle.  Joel Rubin covers the LAPD for the Los Angeles Times.  

Guests:
Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times (@joelrubin)
Steve Soboroff, Los Angeles Police Commission (@SteveSoboroff)
Doug Honig, ACLU (@ACLU_WA)

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ACLU on the veto of bill to regulate government drones

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