It’s the teachers’ union, and they are threatening boycot of the LA Times. Why? Because the newspaper dared to report public information about test scores of students, and linking them with teachers.
“You’re leading people in a dangerous direction, making it seem like you can judge the quality of a teacher by … a test,” said A.J. Duffy, president of United Teachers Los Angeles, which has more than 40,000 members.
Oh, imagine that! Judging the quality of a teacher the same way they judge the quality of students! How dare they! And how dare a newspaper report on such things!
It seems unions exist for one purpose–to protect the mediocre and the incompetent. See the rest of that linked item, which shows how hard it is to get fired for incompetence in Los Angeles schools.