Another Battle over Student Tests to Evaluate Teachers

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The Los Angeles Unified School District would be eligible for $40 million in federal dollars if it could demonstrate that standardized student test scores were being used as one means of evaluating teacher performance. In addition, a local judge says that's required by state law. Superintendent John Deasy devised a voluntary performance review program, but Warren Fletcher, president of the United Teachers of LA, sent a robo-call to 38,000 members telling them not to participate. We speak with them both.




Warren Olney