Teacher performance report: should the Times have named names?
Response to the LA Times analysis of teacher performance in the Los Angeles Unified School District has been lively. Although the paper has invited the 6,000 elementary school teachers assessed to submit comments to be published alongside their rating, teachers’ union leader AJ Duffy is calling for a boycott of the Times. Is it appropriate for the paper to name names? Will the database benefit parents, or misrepresent the hard work of LA educators?