Judges jump in during Vergara arguments
Even before the deputy attorney general got to finish a single statement, the 2nd District Court of Appeals justices hearing a landmark education case Thursday jumped in to ask questions. How do you tell if a teacher is “grossly ineffective”? Is there proof that discrimination has occurred? What is the impact on the state? For...
By Mike Szymanski | February 25, 2016
Union supporters weigh in with briefs in Vergara appeal
* UPDATED A group of education experts and organizations supporting the state’s two largest teacher unions’ appeal of the Vergara lawsuit have filed amici curiae, or “friend of the court” briefs with the California Court of Appeals while former California Governors Pete Wilson and Arnold Schwarzenegger weighed in with their own briefs opposing the unions....
By Craig Clough | September 17, 2015
New USC poll on statewide education: good, bad, predictable
Results from a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll released over the weekend had a little something for everyone in the education wars, with overall results that were anything but shocking. The ambiguity was especially true for teachers, who respondents said deserved a raise but should not have the same job protections they have now....
By LA School Report | April 13, 2015
Teachers’ unions vow to fight Vergara decision, others celebrate
California’s teacher unions vowed to fight today’s Vergara ruling that called teacher dismissal, seniority and tenure laws unconstitutional as other education groups applauded the court’s decision. Alex Caputo-Pearl, UTLA President-elect “All the school will be [adversely affected], but the schools where conditions are worst, which is often south LA, that’s the equity issue we’re talking...
By LA School Report | June 10, 2014