# Ineffective Teachers’ Devastating Ripple Effect

At Students Matter, we believe every student deserves a great teacher in every class, every year. To us, it’s simple: appreciate and reward the great teachers and hold accountable those who consistently fail our students.

Under the current system, however, too many students get trapped in classrooms with ineffective teachers, and the effect across the state is devastating. The *Vergara v. California* lawsuit is an opportunity to make a genuine commitment to a better future: an effective teacher in every classroom.