Michelle Rhee Comes to Los Angeles: City Shrugs

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*+-Cynthia Liu: As a Californian (since 1990), as an Angeleno (since roughly 2001), and as the parent of a public school-attending fourth grader, I’m hard pressed to think of a single thing on Rhee’s agenda that speaks to me as a parent or would appeal to teachers.

LAUSD Releases Its Own “Value-Added” Rankings of Schools

*+-Cynthia Liu: What’s troubling is that rhetoric surrounding use of student standardized test scores–even if student performance year-over-year is compared to eliminate external influences–appears to include other measures of teacher performance, yet those other measures have never been identified.

Charter Schools Fall Short

*+-Cynthia Liu: A national law regulating charter school management would reduce confusion and not allow individual schools to hide behind gaps in oversight if the parent management organization operates across several states.