Evaluating Our Teachers, Part 2

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Last night we explored the LA Times blockbuster education report on 6000 3rd through 5th grade elementary LA Unified teachers and a "value added" analysis of their success or failure. We spoke with the author of the Times series, the president of the teachers' union and the deputy superintendent of LAUSD. The elected LA School Board hasn’t been heard from until now... On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, a local change in the weather does not make the case for global warming. But unprecedented events in many parts of the world might amount to convincing evidence of climate change, especially when they were predicted.

Third-graders at Morningside Elementary School in San Fernando listen to teacher Zenaida Tan. Photo: © Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times