By Max Ehrenfreund
The Washington Post – Wonkblog
“A Los Angeles judge outraged educators around the country this summer when he threw out California’s law granting schoolteachers tenure, ruling that it kept incompetent teachers in classrooms with minority students. What teachers saw as a simple reward for difficult and important work had been declared, in essence, a law with disturbing racial impacts.
Now, a new working paper suggests that schools in Los Angeles often wind up putting children of color in classrooms with teachers who have less skill and experience than those who teach their white classmates.”