NEW YORK – Partnership for Educational Justice founder Campbell Brown released the following statement on today’s dismissal of the Motion to Dismiss in the New York case challenging teacher tenure and dismissal policies:
“This ruling is a major victory for New Yorkers, especially for parents and students. New Yorkers are one step closer to having access to the data that shows the degree to which quality teaching impacts a student’s ability to succeed and expose achievement gaps in the system. The courageous plaintiffs who have come forward to fight for high quality public education will have the chance to make their case in court. We know that quality teaching is the most important factor influencing student achievement, and this case will seek to prove that New York’s antiquated education policies have robbed students across the state of the opportunity to succeed in the classroom.”
Find the full ruling here.
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