'L.A. Times' Series Examines Teacher Ratings

The Los Angeles Times is taking a groundbreaking step as part of a series on teacher effectiveness. It is planning to publish the names of more than 6,000 teachers, along with ratings indicating how effective they have been in raising their students' standardized test scores. The series explores one of the most controversial issues in public education today: how teachers should be measured. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to one of the series' co-authors, Los Angeles Times investigative reporter Jason Felch.

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