Tenure Ruled Unconstitutional in Vergara v. California

KIDS KNOW BEST: On Tuesday, June 10, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu issued a tentative ruling in Vergara v. California that found teacher tenure in California public schools to be unconstitutional. Launched by nine students claiming that tenure made it virtually impossible to remove low-performing teachers from schools, the case pitted the organization "Students Matter" and the students it represented against the state of California and its biggest teachers unions. Testimonies put forth included one from Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy, who testified that, "the process of removing an ineffective tenured teacher can take more two years on average." More here from NBC Los Angeles.

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