This concept is too often lost on those we elect to, among other things, ensure that California’s children receive a strong education. The result is too many laws and rules that put the interests of adults ahead of those our schools are supposed to serve: children.
Such was the basis for the opinion handed down this week in Vergara v. California in which Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu found that the state’s teacher tenure laws “impose a real and appreciable impact on the students’ fundamental right to equality of education.”
Specifically, the court found that many of the worst teachers end up in schools serving African-American and Latino communities and, once there, are protected from being taken out of the classroom by some of the nation’s most extreme teacher tenure laws.
Read the complete op-ed in The Sun