Policy

Vergara Case Challenging Teacher Tenure Overturned in California

Apr 20, 2016

WIN FOR UNIONS: It looks like the ruling in controversial case Vergara v. California, the lawsuit filed by Students Matter in 2012 challenging teacher tenure and resulting unconstitutional inequities in the education of low-income students, has been overturned. The three-judge panel unanimously voted to reverse the 2014 Vergara v. California lower court ruling, pointing to a lack of evidence that minority students more frequently received ineffective teachers over other students. “This was a heavy burden and one plaintiffs did not carry. The trial court’s judgment declaring the statutes unconstitutional, therefore, cannot be affirmed," reads the decision papers. 

Policy

Vergara Case Challenging Teacher Tenure Overturned in California

Apr 20, 2016

WIN FOR UNIONS: It looks like the ruling in controversial case Vergara v. California, the lawsuit filed by Students Matter in 2012 challenging teacher tenure and resulting unconstitutional inequities in the education of low-income students, has been overturned. The three-judge panel unanimously voted to reverse the 2014 Vergara v. California lower court ruling, pointing to a lack of evidence that minority students more frequently received ineffective teachers over other students. “This was a heavy burden and one plaintiffs did not carry. The trial court’s judgment declaring the statutes unconstitutional, therefore, cannot be affirmed," reads the decision papers. 

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