Bad Teachers, Minority Students and the Constitution

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It's now up to Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu to decide a case brought by Students Matter, a group funded by Silicon Valley businessman David Welch. He hired two nationally known attorneys to represent nine mostly minority kids, claiming California's teacher protection laws give some students a better education than others.  One witness was LA Unified Superintendent John Deasy, who compared a school in Encino to one in South Los Angeles by observing, "we have not struck down the wall of educational apartheid in this country."

Credits

Guests:
Ted Boutrous - Gibson Dunn - @BoutrousTed, Warren Fletcher - United Teachers Los Angeles - @utlanow, Howard Blume - education reporter for the Los Angeles Times - @howardblume

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Benjamin Gottlieb, Caitlin Shamberg, Mike Kessler, Gideon Brower