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One Thing: Newsroom Vs. Editorial

Alexander Russo | November 26, 2012

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Some have said that the LA Times education coverage is overly teacher- and union-friendly. Indeed,  today’s news roundup alone contains a news story about the rollout of the new teacher observation system and another about the challenges of co-locating charter and district schools on the same campus. But a comparison of the images accompanying the latest editorial on Board member Steve Zimmer (top left) with the latest column on LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy (bottom left) — plus another column on a successful charter school — gives a different point of view. And no one can forget that it was the education team that published teachers’ individual performance ratings back in 2010, to the howling objections of many teachers and UTLA.  So maybe it’s not as simple as all that.

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