Lawsuit seeks to require L.A. to tie student scores to teacher ratings

11/1/2011 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

In California, some parents and education advocates are expected to file a lawsuit today that would require Los Angeles schools to evaluate teachers and principals based in part on student achievement. At issue, they say, is a 1971 state law that requires all districts to link teacher ratings to student performance. The district's teachers union has objected to such metrics, saying test scores are not reliable measures of teachers' effectiveness.

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