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?
Later, 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?