By Josh Greenman
December 14, 2014
Wright vs. New York: Get used to the name of that lawsuit. Brownsville native Keoni Wright, father of twin girls, is the named plaintiff in a case that, if successful, could force a rewrite of state laws that make it next to impossible to fire tenured teachers.
Alongside high-profile allies Campbell Brown and attorney David Boies, Wright argues that the statutes disproportionately saddle low-income kids with burnout teachers.
If the court action succeeds, as a similar suit did in California last year, teachers unions will get a huge punch in the gut — and millions of kids will get the promise of better classroom teachers.