Speak UP: Parents Want Legislature to Act on Teacher Tenure

Speak UP, a grassroots movement dedicated to giving voice to California parents and families, published an opinion piece by Jenny Hontz that highlights parents’ desire to see California legislators meaningfully act to address the stte’s onerous teacher employment policies challenged by Vergara v. California. The piece points out that “once teachers receive tenure, it can […continue]

San Francisco Chronicle Endorses AB 934, Review of Vergara Appeal

This past week, the San Francisco Chronicle editorial board weighed in on the landmark educational equity lawsuit, Vergara v. California, and the recent activity in the California legislature to address the harmful teacher employment policies challenged in the case. In the piece, the editorial board urges, “The California Supreme Court needs to make […continue]

WSJ Urges California Supreme Court to Review Vergara Appeal

As the Vergara appeal continues, yesterday the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board spoke out in support of the historic education equality lawsuit and called on the California Supreme Court to take up the case, pointing out that the court “has the opportunity to make a civil-rights breakthrough by agreeing to hear [the] landmark case.” In the piece, […continue]

OC Register Urges Supreme Court to Review Vergara, Endorses AB 934

This week, the Orange County Register editorial board weighed in on efforts to change California’s teacher employment laws to improve outcomes for students in the state’s worst-performing schools. In the editorial, the board reaffirmed its support of the historic educational equity lawsuit, Vergara v. California, sending a clear message to the California Supreme […continue]

Dr. Thomas Kane: In Vergara, Low-Income Students Pay

Today, in a piece for the Brookings Institute, Dr. Thomas Kane, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and expert witness in Vergara v. California, reviews — and offers his critique of — the recent California Court of Appeal’s flawed decision in Vergara. Kane begins by pointing out […continue]