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Report Cards for Teachers Test Nerves in L.A.

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teacher Report Cards for Teachers Test Nerves in L.A.

(CBS)  The following report is part of CBS News’ new series on education: Reading, Writing and Reform.

A group of teaches demonstrating in Los Angeles feel picked on, singled out and accused of not being good enough, reports CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy.

“When did we become the bad guys?” asked Connie Ordway, a Los Angeles elementary teacher. “When did we become the ones that we diss, that we hate, that we witch hunt?”

Ordway teaches fifth grade. She and her colleagues are furious with the Los Angeles Times.

The paper created a searchable database, using school district data, ranking teachers from best to worst. Ordway was branded a “least effective” teacher.

For more on this CBS News story, go to:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/09/21/eveningnews/main6888884.shtml?tag=stack

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