Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Judge Strikes Down California Tenure Laws

I don't practice in California, and I don't know anything about California law - but this decision was so fascinating that I decided to throw it up on the ole' blog anyway. In Vergara v. California (opinion here), a state judge ruled that certain teacher tenure laws were unconstitutional:
Substantial evidence presented makes it clear to this Court that the Challenged Statutes disproportionately affect poor and/or minority students.
The judge left it up to the legislature to fix the problem (although I assume this will be appealed). The case has generated some MSM buzz. Here's one of many articles out there: California Teacher Tenure Ruling May Fuel Debate.