Beth Fertig | WNYC Schoolbook
New York state officials and teachers unions returned to court Tuesday to ask a judge to dismiss a case that challenges tenure in New York City schools.
They are arguing that changes made by the legislature this past spring to tenure and to the state’s teacher evaluation system have met the demands of parents who brought the suit. But the two groups of parents say the changes haven’t gone far enough.
The parents argue that tenure and other job protections violate students’ rights to a sound, basic education under the state’s constitution.