LA Times to Publish 'Value-Added' Teacher Scores

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Los Angeles Unified, America's second largest school district, has been shaken by the release of reports on 6000 teachers. In records obtained by the LA Times, a so-called “value added” system showed that effective LAUSD teachers raised test scores by 17 points in English and 25 points in Math. Kids with the worst teachers sometimes regressed. The Times named some of the best and worst teachers and promises to publish the records of all 6000. The teachers' union calls it “an attack on the profession.” The Obama Administration says it's the way to go. Jay Matthews is education reporter for the Washington Post.




Warren Olney