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.
Permanent Employment Statute
- According to the National Council on Teacher Quality, administrators report needing at least three years to accurately evaluate a teacherâ€™s effectiveness. In 2011, California remained one of only 10 states to award teachers tenure after a period of two years or less. Read more.
- When provided with formal evaluations, 99 percent of teachers in five school districts studied by The New Teacher Project received â€śsatisfactoryâ€ť ratings, rendering the gaining of tenure virtually automatic and meaningless. Read more.
- In a recent survey by the National Council on Teacher Quality of teachers working in the Los Angeles Unified School District, 68 percent of teachers reported that there were tenured teachers currently working in their schools who should be dismissed for poor performance. Read more.