Joy Resmovits | Los Angeles Times
“The fight over teacher tenure in California continues.
On Tuesday, former students who sued over the issue asked the state Supreme Court to hear their appeal of the judicially whipsawed Vergara v. California case.
Meanwhile lawmakers have introduced legislation that one opponent has labeled ‘Vergara Lite’ to change the way California’s educators are hired and fired.
In Vergara v. California, lawyers representing a diverse group of students claimed that the state laws governing the process through which teachers earn tenure and are laid off in reverse order of seniority and the cost of their dismissal hurt students. They argued that the laws were unconstitutional because they resulted in a disproportionate number of ineffective teachers working in minority schools.”