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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]

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]

Dr. Thomas Kane: In Vergara, Low-Income Students Pay

Today, in a piece for the Brookings Institute, Dr. Thomas Kane, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and expert witness in Vergara v. California, reviews — and offers his critique of — the recent California Court of Appeal’s flawed decision in Vergara. Kane begins by pointing out […continue]

Open Letter to Governor Brown

California students can’t wait. Join us in telling Governor Brown and the Legislature that the time to act is now! Click here to add your name. April 20, 2016 The Honorable Edmund G. Brown, Jr. Governor, State of California State Capitol, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA 95814 Dear Governor Brown: During oral […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]

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