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    A.J. Duffy, president of United Teachers Los Angeles teachers union, talks to dejected opponents after the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education voted to adopt a resolution that could turn a third of the district's schools over to private operators, in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009

    Members of United Teachers Los Angeles protested at the LA Times Tuesday night.

    Why?

    The paper published a data analysis of how third through fifth grade teachers did in a database on the paper web site.

    That's right. This protest puts its participants on the record against public evaluation of their own work. That work is crucial to our society. To protest a newspaper for this is nuts. It won't stop the paper from doing more work. And the protestors appear to be seeking to avoid public accountability.