LA Times: Who’s teaching L.A.’s kids? The Times used public data to figure out something that neither the LA School District nor its teachers union seem to want anyone to learn: Which teachers are good, and perhaps more importantly, which teachers hold kids back. The best part of this article: The reporters name names and then discuss the situation with the teachers themselves. Most of the “ineffective” teachers seem surprised to find out they are in that category — and a little miffed that they weren’t given information like this by the district so they could try to do something about it. Outstanding work by the Times.