Re-evaluating LA Schools Using the 'Value-Added' Method

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Last week, the Los Angeles Times revealed that the nation's second largest school district had information that could help evaluate teachers, but never used it.  This week, it applied the same information to find that some supposedly good schools aren't so hot after all, and that some "failing" schools are doing better than anyone realized.  We hear from the Times, the teachers' union and an activist parent. Also, Eli Broad, the decider.  On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, flooding in Pakistan is a slow-motion humanitarian crisis that threatens democratic government and civic order—not to mention American interests. We get a comprehensive look at the disaster.



Warren Olney


Darrell Satzman