| Jun 5, 2012
| 1:05 PM
Cheryl Hillen has raised millions of dollars for shadowy right-wing advocacy organizations. She's been linked to billionaire conservatives Charles and David Koch in national news stories. She's a fundraiser and adviser for groups that teachers' unions...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 5:46 PM
Teacher union leaders, school administrators and state officials harmonized last week over a proposed teacher evaluation system.
But Tuesday when Gov.Dannel P. Malloyannounced plans to reduce red tape and to "empower local school districts" — steps...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 5:42 PM
The leaders of the state's teachers unions aren't happy with how Gov.Dannel P. Malloydescribed the current tenure system in his State of the State address Wednesday — "the only thing you have to do is show up for four years" — but they say...
| Oct 18, 2009
For The Record Los Angeles Times Tuesday, October 20, 2009 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 4 National Desk 1 inches; 37 words Type of Material: Correction Teacher evaluations: An article in some editions of Sunday's Section A about evaluating teacher...
| Mar 13, 2010
It tells you a lot about what A.J. Duffy brings to the game that he got his job as president of United Teachers Los Angeles by trouncing the incumbent, which had never before happened at the union.
Just Call Me Duffy could have been cast for the movie...
| Dec 11, 2008
Teachers unions have guarded the right to tenure with great devotion and tenacity. But with the head of Washington's school district pushing for at least a timeout on tenure, and the head of the American Federation of Teachers willing to put the issue...
| Jul 31, 2009
California's master plan for higher education, the product of an era of seemingly limitless opportunity, was nearly 30 years old when Nicolette Lafranchi was born in 1988. By the time she turned 20 last year, the plan was working well for her, just as...
| Oct 18, 2009
When Terry Grier was hired to run the San Diego Unified School District in January 2008, he hoped to bring with him a revolutionary tool that had never been tried in a large California school system.
Its name -- "value-added" -- sounded innocuous enough....
| Nov 13, 2008
Today's question: Will big labor help or hurt Obama in his first year in the White House? Previously, Weigel and Lilly discussed possible futures for Hillary Clinton and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Obama administration, weighed potential Cabinet picks...
| Jun 12, 2009
Today's topic: How much of a fiscal drain on state and local districts are charter schools? Is it necessarily bad that the proliferation of charter schools puts pressure on low-performing districts?
Charters are a legitimate part of the public school...
| Aug 25, 2008
| 4:38 AM
Monday, Aug. 25: ONE NATION
Session begins at 3 p.m. Mountain Time, which is 2 p.m. Pacific and 5 p.m. Eastern.
3 p.m - 7 p.m.
Call to Order The Honorable Howard Dean Chair, Democratic National Committee Former Governor of Vermont
| Aug 26, 2009
UNDATED (AP) - A conservative Republican who didn't often see eye-to-eye with Ted Kennedy says that while his political battles with Kennedy were real, "you couldn't help but like him."
Orrin Hatch of Utah says he and Kennedy were "like fighting...