- Highlights from Plaintiffs’ Testimony in the Vergara v. California Education Equality Trial
- Highlights from Principal, Teacher and Superintendent Testimony in Vergara v. California
- Opportunity Denied
- When Making Lemonade Isn’t An Option
- WATCH: Press Conference on Day 1 of Trial
- The True Cost of Dismissal
Watch the first day of trial unfold through the eyes of the Vergara v. California plaintiffs.
Jonathan Raymond Testifies About “Last-In, First-Out” Layoffs
The former Superintendent of Sacramento City Unified gives emotional testimony about the impact of LIFO on his own son's education.
California Kids Go to Court to Demand a Good Education
Read Plaintiffs' attorney Theodore J. Boutrous' op-ed in the Wall Street Journal.
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.
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.