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  • The ADHD explosion: A new book explores factors that have fueled it

    The ADHD explosion: A new book explores factors that have fueled it
    "The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money and Today's Push for Performance," released this week by Oxford University Press, chronicles the steep increase in ADHD diagnoses in the United States over the last two decades. The new book offers provocative evidence that economic pressures and government policies -- not just concern for children's welfare -- are behind the increase in diagnoses of the psychiatric disorder marked by hyperactivity, disorganization, impulsiveness, inattention and poor academic performance beginning in childhood.
  • Students lose in latest LAUSD board turf war

    Students lose in latest LAUSD board turf war
    It was just like old times at the Los Angeles Unified school board meeting last week. The board voted to close two excellent charter schools for reasons that had nothing to do with the quality of education they are providing to students but rather over...

    White students get better teachers in L.A., researcher testifies

    White students get better teachers in L.A., researcher testifies
    Black and Latino students are more likely to get ineffective teachers in Los Angeles schools than white and Asian students, according to a new study by a Harvard researcher. The findings were released this week during a trial challenging the way...

    Stop tenure tyranny and show some love for our hardworking teachers

    Stop tenure tyranny and show some love for our hardworking teachers
    My mother retired recently from teaching under pretty much the best possible working conditions one could expect in an American high school: She taught high school French in an Ohio suburb that is at least 90% white, ranging from middle to upper middle...

    Few L.A. teachers get bad ratings, trial documents show

    Few L.A. teachers get bad ratings, trial documents show
    More instructors than ever are being evaluated in detail in the Los Angeles Unified School District and only a small percentage are being rated as substandard, according to testimony Wednesday in litigation aimed at reducing teacher job protections. The...