- Education Innovation: The Equity Project
- Education Innovation: Denver LEAP
- Education Innovation: Public Impact
- Education Innovation: San Jose Unified School District
- Marcellus McRae Speaks on Panel at 2013 Ed Trust Conference
- Former Solicitor General and Vergara v. California Attorney Theodore B. Olson Delivers Keynote at National Summit on Education
Commentary: Vergara Lawsuit Could Be “Monumental”
EdSource commentary on Vergara v. California: “the biggest potential change to sweep California public education since Serrano v. Priest.”
From Dave Welch
Students Matter Founder Dave Welch urges education stakeholders to stop pushing out student-focused district leaders like Superintendents Deasy and Raymond.
Plaintiffs File Motion Opposing Summary Judgment
Filing highlights key evidence from districts, Plaintiffs and expert witnesses.
About Students MatterApril 18, 2012 04:47 PM
Students Matter is a national non-profit organization dedicated to sponsoring impact litigation to promote access to quality public education.
We believe in the power of a good teacher. Research shows that quality teachers make the difference—not only in students’ academic performance but also in lifetime achievement. Having equal access to quality education means having equal access to quality teachers.
Yet, current laws force administrators to knowingly place grossly ineffective teachers in front of students each year. An ineffective teacher in any classroom creates an arbitrary, unjustifiable and unconstitutional inequality among students that we cannot allow to exist.
Vergara v. California, the first case sponsored by Students Matter, seeks to strike down the outdated and harmful state laws keeping ineffective teachers in schools, repelling great teachers from the profession and jeopardizing the future of our students.