Students Matter is a national non-profit organization dedicated to sponsoring impact litigation to promote access to quality public education.
With the help of Students Matter, nine California public school children filed the statewide lawsuit Vergara v. California against the State of California in May 2012 to strike down the laws handcuffing schools from doing whatâ€™s best for kids when it comes to teachers. Meet the Plaintiffs.
We believe Californians shouldnâ€™t have to choose: we can create an education system that gives every child a passionate, motivating and effective teacher and gives effective teachers the respect and rewarding careers they deserve.
It’s common sense: reward and retain passionate, motivating, effective teachers and hold those accountable who are failing our children. By striking down the permanent employment, dismissal and “last-in, first-out” layoff laws, Vergara v. California will create an opportunity for California to embrace a new system thatâ€™s good for teachers and students. Because when it comes to educating our kids, there should only be winners.
The 20-day trial for Vergara v. California begins on Monday, January 27, 2014. Learn more.