June 10, 2014
BREAKING THE UNIONS:
California Teacher Tenure Laws Ruled Unconstitutional (JENNIFER MEDINA, JUNE 10, 2014, NY Times)
Posted by Orrin Judd at June 10, 2014 5:40 PMA California judge ruled Tuesday that teacher tenure laws deprive students of their right to an education under the state Constitution. The decision hands teachers' unions a major defeat in a landmark case, one that could radically alter how California teachers are hired and fired and prompt challenges to tenure laws in other states."Substantial evidence presented makes it clear to this court that the challenged statutes disproportionately affect poor and/or minority students," Judge Rolf M. Treu of Los Angeles Superior Court wrote in the ruling. "The evidence is compelling. Indeed, it shocks the conscience."