Joe Nunez
Parents have the right to know

SACRAMENTO -- Grading teachers based on how much their students learn should be a no-brainer. In fact, state law for more than three decades has required that pupil progress be one of the factors in evaluating teachers. But, as it turns out, when someone actually does that -- measures teachers against their students' test scores -- it becomes highly contentious. It's also groundbreaking and revolutionary, a potentially long leap toward substantial reforms in California education. And it's inevitable. We're well into the 21st century. New technological toys are invented every week. Students take year-end standardized tests designed to measure their progress....