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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]

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]

Lindsay Sturman: How to Fix Teacher Laws? Ask Parents.

In an LA School Report op-ed this week, Los Angeles education leader Lindsay Sturman looks at the state’s harmful teacher employment laws challenged in the historic Vergara v. California case. In the piece, Sturman expresses her disappointment in the California Legislature’s inability to address the broken laws, citing the failure of Assemblymember Susan Bonilla’s AB […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]

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