Firing Bad Teachers in L.A.: Just Try It!


The L.A. Weekly has a great and long expose on how very hard and expensive it is to get rid of bad teachers in the L.A. Unified School District, and how it almost never happens. I summarize and contexualize their points at my California news and politics blog "City of Angles."

Reason magazine produced a brilliant cartoon chart collaboration between John Stossel and Terry Colon about similar insane complications in getting rid of bad public school teachers in New York back in October 2006