Watch the first day of trial unfold through the eyes of the Vergara v. California plaintiffs.
Rep. Kristin Olsen: “I’m cheering on this case”
"If these nine courageous kids are victorious and these outdated, unfair laws are overturned, we will have a golden opportunity to reset the conversation in California about our schools and how to achieve top-ranking status once again."
Gloria Romero Debates the Case
Former State Senate Majority Leader Gloria Romero debates Vergara v. California with a representative from the California Teachers Association on PBS' SoCal Insider.
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.