Thursday, December 17, 2009


from Google News

LA schools chief orders weak new teachers ousted

Los Angeles Times - Jason Song, Jason Felch – 12/19 for 12/20

Teachers must be let go by seniority, according to state law, which has forced the Los Angeles Unified School District to ignore performance in its ...


Cortines: No more coddling substandard teachers in LAUSD

Contra Costa Times - Connie Llanos - 12/19 for 12/20

AJ Duffy, president of United Teachers Los Angeles, said the ability to remove probationary teachers is already within the rights of district administrators ...


LAUSD, UTLA vote for creation of 20 more pilot schools

Daily Breeze - Connie Llanos - 12/19 for 12/20

"I am so delighted that both the members of (United Teachers Los Angeles) and our district have reached this decision that will be the most beneficial ...

89.3 KPCC

LA Unified targets ineffective beginning teachers

89.3 KPCC - Jonathan Pobre -12/19 for 12/20

United Teachers Los Angeles president AJ Duffy says the Cortines proposal is misguided. To improve teacher quality, Duffy says the district should work with ...

LA schools chief targets poor-performing teachers

Los Angeles Times - 12/19 for 12/20

Ramon C. Cortines today announced that the Los Angeles Unified School District would begin aggressively weeding out poor-performing teachers and ...

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