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Students Matter Joins Panels at USC “Life After Vergara” Event

On April 12th, Hillary Moglen and Ben Austin of Students Matter joined panels at the “Life After Vergara: The Future of California’s Public Schools” event co-hosted by USC Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, USC Rossier School of Education, Los Angeles Unified School District, and KLCS public radio. The event […continue]

New Poll Reveals California Voters Agree with Tenets of Vergara

A new poll by USC Dornsife and the Los Angeles Times shows that California voters strongly support key tenets of last year’s landmark Vergara v. California ruling. The survey shows an overwhelming rejection of seniority-based layoffs across all demographic groups and also reveals support for changes to tenure. This new […continue]

Power to the Parents: Vergara plaintiff’s mom Evelyn Macias speaks at the BAEO Symposium 2015 about using the courts for change

  On March 20th, Vergara plaintiff’s mom Evelyn Macias joined a panel of fellow parent-activists in Memphis, Tennessee at the Black Alliance for Education Opportunities (BAEO) Symposium 2015, a gathering of 600 African-American parents, teachers, elected officials and education activists working to inspire action around transformational education initiatives and parent […continue]