Where All the Teachers Are Above Average

By Marc F. Bernstein, The Wall Street Journal

New York recently released evaluations that rank 95% of the state’s teachers as “highly effective” or “effective,” 4% as “developing,” and only 1% as “ineffective” for the 2012-13 school year.

Mercedes labor chief seeks UAW foothold in Alabama

By Erik Schelzig, The Detroit News

The head labor official on Daimler AG’s supervisory board says he considers it “unacceptable” that the German automaker’s Mercedes plant in Alabama stands alone among the company’s factories around the world without union representation for its workers.