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Morning Read: Jerry Brown signs teacher pension fund bill

LA School Report | June 25, 2014



Jerry Brown signs teacher pension fund bill
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday to begin paying down an estimated shortfall of more than $74 billion in the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, acting on the last of a raft of budget-related bills ahead of the July 1 start of the next fiscal year. Sac Bee


New York state challenge planned on teacher tenure law
A new advocacy group led by former CNN anchor Campbell Brown is helping parents prepare a challenge to New York’s teacher tenure and seniority laws, contending that they violate children’s constitutional right to a sound basic education by keeping ineffective teachers in classrooms. Wall Street Journal


Staying tenacious on tenure
Editorial: Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu issued a landmark ruling this month in Vergara v. California, holding that California’s extreme job protections for public school teachers violated the state constitution by effectively denying many students access to a quality education. The decision has not stopped the teachers unions, and their allies in the Legislature, from trying to double down on teacher job protection measures. OC Register


Three districts rewrite rules for campus police
Three large school districts in California are rewriting the rules about how and when police should be involved on their campuses, complementing broader efforts to implement less punitive disciplinary practices, and to ensure that police are called as a last resort when disciplining students on campus. EdSource

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