By Debra Cassens Weiss | ABA Journal
“The lawyers who joined to fight California’s ban on gay marriage are united on another issue: the civil-rights implications of teacher tenure.
Ted Olson was among the lawyers who challenged teacher tenure laws in California. In a June ruling, a judge found the tenure laws violate students’ right to equal protection under the state constitution. The plaintiffs in Vergara v. California had argued the tenure laws keep ineffective teachers on the job, and these teachers are disproportionately assigned to poor and minority schools.”