Dawn Geske | Northern California Record
“SAN FRANCISCO – Nine students have filed an appeal with the California Supreme Court against the state of California over the quality of teachers in low-income schools.
Vergara v. California claims that the state’s statutes were biased against poor students because during school layoffs, teachers with more seniority are kept versus talented and capable teachers that are more likely assigned to low-income areas. The lawsuit challenges California statues that govern the due process in teacher dismissals, by claiming that it almost impossible to dismiss incompetent teachers in schools in poor areas. The plaintiffs allege that those laws are unconstitutional and hurt students.”