Education Reform and the Power of Silicon Valley

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California's teacher-tenure laws are under fire in a Los Angeles court room. In Vergara v. California, nine students, backed by a millionaire from Silicon Valley, claim quality education is damaged because it's so hard to fire bad teachers and that poor and minority kids are disproportionately affected. If that's the verdict, it could radically change the way public education is conducted. It could also be a demonstration of how a single individual can amplify his or her own views by strategically spending big money.

Credits

Guests:
Howard Blume - education reporter for the Los Angeles Times - @howardblume, David Callahan - Inside Philanthropy - @Demos_Org

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Evan George, Katie Cooper, Kareem Maddox