Local and national teachers unions were critical of the Los Angeles Times for publishing data that link 6,000 teachers in the Los Angeles district to their students' test scores. "It is the height of journalistic irresponsibility to make public these deeply flawed judgments about a teacher's effectiveness," a statement from a city-based union said. The newspaper compiled seven years of student scores to create its ratings, and the school district has since announced its own planned "value-added" rating system.

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