Teachers To Protest Outside L.A. Times Building; Union Fumes Over Newspaper's Educator Report Cards
After urging members to boycott the Los Angeles Times, the union representing L.A. public school teachers has scheduled a demonstration outside the doorstep of the newspaper Sept. 14.
Details for the event protesting the Times' "inaccurate and irresponsible journalism" have yet to be released. The union, United Teachers Los Angeles, is mad because the paper on Sunday unleashed a database that rates and names 6,000 Los Angeles Unified School District teachers.
Over the weekend UTLA head A.J. Duffy continued to blast the paper for its method in evaluating teachers.
He called the "valued-added" method "unreliable" and stated that the Times is practicing "journalistic irresponsibility" by making "public these deeply flawed judgments about a teacher's effectiveness."