Awesome: California Judge Ruling That Teacher Tenure Rules Are Unconstitutional….
The Teacher’s Union in California is a powerful political force which makes this Judges decision to declare tenure unconstitutional a huge shocker.
A judge in Los Angeles ruled Tuesday that public school teacher tenure rules are unconstitutional, a stunning reversal that could pave the way for broad changes to public education monopolies all over the country.
In a case brought by nine students in the Los Angeles Unified School District, L.A. County Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu ruled that “both students and teachers are unfairly, unnecessarily, and for no legally cognizable reason (let alone a compelling one), disadvantaged by the current Permanent Employment Statute.”
The case, Vergara v. California, argued that by blocking the firing of bad teachers, tenure denied L.A. students their constitutional right to a quality education. The suit was organized by the Silicon Valley reform group Students Matter on behalf of 10th grader Beatriz Vergara and eight other students. The defendants included Governor Jerry Brown, Superintendent of Public Education Tom Torlakson, and the behemoth teacher unions California Teachers Association (CTA) and the California Federation of Teachers (CFT). The defendants tried three times to dismiss the suit.
Across the nation there are sexual predators whose jobs as teachers have been protected by rules of “tenure” set forth by their unions. It is great news that there are some judgement seats left that are still protected by people who care about freedom and children.