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  • Union leaders ask governor not to cut education funds

     
    State labor leaders held a conference call today to urge Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger not to propose education funding cuts when he releases his budget later this week. Over the last two years, the state has cut education funding by nearly......
  • Are charters a drain on traditional public schools?

    Are charters a drain on traditional public schools?
    Today's topic: How much of a fiscal drain on state and local districts are charter schools? Is it necessarily bad that the proliferation of charter schools puts pressure on low-performing districts? Charters are a legitimate part of the public school...
  • Public education in U.S. falls short, Obama says

    President Barack Obama strongly condemned the state of public education Tuesday, calling for more charter schools, higher salaries for effective teachers and the faster firing of bad ones, an agenda that could put him at odds with some longtime Democratic...
  • Educator sees the value in 'value-added' approach to evaluating teachers

    Educator sees the value in 'value-added' approach to evaluating teachers
    For The Record Los Angeles Times Tuesday, October 20, 2009 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 4 National Desk 1 inches; 37 words Type of Material: Correction Teacher evaluations: An article in some editions of Sunday's Section A about evaluating teacher...