By Steve Eide
Public Sector, Inc.
“EIDE: Your organization, Partnership for Educational Justice, is working on a lawsuit filed with the New York Supreme Court, sometimes referred to as the “New York Lawsuit.” What does this lawsuit hope to accomplish?
BROWN: The lawsuit is challenging several laws that, in conjunction, work against what is in the best interests of public school children. Number one is New York’s teacher tenure law that grants tenure after three years, which we believe is an arbitrary time period, and rarely based on performance. Surveys that have been done, for example, by Education Sector, show that even teachers agree that it is perfunctory. Very little thought goes into who gets tenure and why.”