Media: Great LA Times Coverage (Of Califano Survey)
Kudos to the writes and editors of this recent LA Times story about drugs and gangs in schools (Gangs and drugs prevalent in public schools, survey finds) which notes distressing new findings and imediately raises useful questions about the survey methods and the context of the Califano-touted numbers. Demerits to this CNN story (Children return to crowded schools and fewer teachers) which -- still! -- passes along questionable, uncertain numbers and relies on advo-experts rather than giving a balanced, critical-minded story: "The number of teachers who won't have a job this school year could be as high as 135,000, experts said." Yuk.