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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]

“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]

Editorial Boards Weigh in on Vergara Appeal

ACTION ALERT: California students can’t wait. Click here to tell Governor Brown and the California Legislature that our students deserve great teachers! Editorial Boards: Flawed Ruling in Vergara Appeal, Time for Legislative Action Following a flawed ruling by the California Court of Appeal in Vergara v. California last week, newspaper editorial boards […continue]

Evidence Matters

Students Matter. And so does the evidence. Thursday marked an important milestone in the Vergara case: three justices of the California Court of Appeal heard oral argument in the appeal of the groundbreaking case (in case you missed it, check out the unedited audio here). During oral argument, counsel for […continue]

New Report: Vergara Policy Roadmap

A week before the California Court of Appeal hears oral argument in Vergara v. California, the University of San Diego’s Center for Education Policy and Law and San Diego State University’s National Center for Urban School Transformation, released a new report: “Increasing Access to Effective Teachers for All Children in […continue]