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Will California Legislature Act on Vergara?

Today, on the three-year anniversary of the first day of the Vergara v. California trial, student plaintiff Daniella Martinez urges the legislature to take action on the issues raised by the case to ensure that all students have access to the great teachers they deserve. This push for the California Legislature […continue]

Teacher Tenure Laws Should Be Addressed by Legislature, CA Supreme Court Chief Justice Says

On Wednesday, the San Francisco Chronicle’s Bob Egelko reported on California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye’s remarks on California’s current teacher tenure laws, noting that the issues with the law should be addressed by lawmakers. In a 4-3 decision last August, the California Supreme Court denied review of Vergara v. California, a case that challenged the state’s […continue]

A Constitutional Right to Education

This week, The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed by Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr. and Joshua S. Lipshutz, two lead members of the legal team behind Vergara v. California and the new federal education equality lawsuit, Martinez v. Malloy, in which the attorneys make the case for a constitutional right to education and federal […continue]

Vergara v. California: Forward, not back.

The California Supreme Court has unfortunately announced that they will not review the groundbreaking education equality lawsuit, Vergara v. California, denying the nine brave student plaintiffs their day in front of the state’s highest court. Notably, however, three of the seven Justices — Justices Liu and Cuéllar (appointed by Governor […continue]

Will the California Supreme Court Review the Vergara Appeal?

As reported in LA School Report and POLITICO Morning Education, the California Supreme Court is expected to issue an order by Monday, August 22 on the petition for review filed by Plaintiffs in the landmark education equality case, Vergara v. California. The Plaintiffs, a group of nine California public school students, asked the state […continue]

“Rubber Room” Grows in Los Angeles Schools

Yesterday, in an article for California Watchdog, senior education reporter Heather Kays explored Los Angeles Unified School District’s growing “rubber room,” the informal term that describes where educators accused of misconduct or ineffectiveness are placed. According to LA School Report, 181 LAUSD staff members, including teachers, are currently assigned to the “rubber […continue]

Sacramento Bee: Supreme Court Should Hear Vergara Appeal After AB 934

On Wednesday, the California Senate Education Committee rejected Assemblymember Susan Bonilla’s AB 934 in a 5-2 bipartisan vote, with two committee members not voting. The bill was originally introduced to address the state’s broken teacher employment laws at issue in the Vergara appeal, but would have failed to do so after amendments […continue]

WSJ Urges California Supreme Court to Review Vergara Appeal

As the Vergara appeal continues, yesterday the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board spoke out in support of the historic education equality lawsuit and called on the California Supreme Court to take up the case, pointing out that the court “has the opportunity to make a civil-rights breakthrough by agreeing to hear [the] landmark case.” In the piece, […continue]

OC Register Urges Supreme Court to Review Vergara, Endorses AB 934

This week, the Orange County Register editorial board weighed in on efforts to change California’s teacher employment laws to improve outcomes for students in the state’s worst-performing schools. In the editorial, the board reaffirmed its support of the historic educational equity lawsuit, Vergara v. California, sending a clear message to the California Supreme […continue]

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