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  • Debating teacher tenure and layoffs

    Debating teacher tenure and layoffs
    Last Saturday's featured letter by former Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education member Yolie Flores — in which she told of a crying parent's plea to save the job of his autistic child's teacher — has drawn a handful of...
  • Ted Rall got it wrong on tenure and 'underpaid' teachers

    Ted Rall got it wrong on tenure and 'underpaid' teachers
    Ted Rall's Feb. 6 blog post and cartoon, "Stop tenure tyranny and show some love for our hardworking teachers," is long on demagoguery and little else. Even the title of the piece misses the mark. Contrary to what Rall writes, teachers in California's...
  • 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...
  • Top research universities join to boost minority science faculty

    Top research universities join to boost minority science faculty
    As an African American man pursuing a PhD in the sciences, Geoff Lovely has sometimes had to overcome a feeling that he didn't belong in the halls of top research universities where he saw few peers of color.  The Caltech student is intent on becoming a...
  • Cal State L.A. students, faculty debate ethnic studies requirement

    Cal State L.A. students, faculty debate ethnic studies requirement
    About 75 Cal State Los Angeles students and faculty showed up at a meeting Tuesday of the Academic Senate to demand that a course in ethnic studies be a requirement for graduation. Supporters argued that the courses are important in developing...
  • History lessons, with popcorn, for America's undergraduates

     History lessons, with popcorn, for America's undergraduates
    The merits of the nine nominees for the Academy Award for best picture are being debated by cineastes around the world. But as a college professor, this year's Oscar nominees also reaffirm the growing importance of the movies in the classroom and how film...
  • Robert Dahl dies at 98; political scientist wrote 'Who Governs?'

    Robert Dahl dies at 98; political scientist wrote 'Who Governs?'
    Robert A. Dahl, an esteemed and influential political scientist who in such books as "Who Governs?" championed democracy in theory and critiqued it in practice, has died. He was 98. A professor emeritus at Yale University, Dahl died Wednesday at a...
  • Letters: Judging teachers, helping teachers

    Re "Protect good teachers, fire bad ones," Editorial, Jan. 27 The Times overlooks an important dynamic of teaching skills: remediation. If we rely on student test scores to evaluate teacher quality, then we ignore the reality that all students learn...
  • Single mothers-to-be and gays fight firings from Catholic school jobs

    Single mothers-to-be and gays fight firings from Catholic school jobs
    A pregnant Montana teacher who alleges that she was fired from a Catholic middle school because she was not married has hired a law firm in the latest conflict between religious doctrine and shifting societal values. Shaela Evenson, 36, was fired from...
  • Letters: Seniority-based teacher layoffs must go

    Re "Deasy provides fodder for both sides in lawsuit," Feb. 3 In his testimony during the trial on teacher tenure, former Sacramento Unified School District Supt. Jonathan Raymond described the pain of having to lay off his son's teacher — one of...
  • Crenshaw High community speaks out against choir teacher's removal

    Crenshaw High community speaks out against choir teacher's removal
    Parents, students and community members rallied Friday in front of Crenshaw High School against the removal of the school's longtime choir director, who was reassigned while under investigation by the Los Angeles Unified School District. Iris Stevenson,...