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The Vergara ruling is a victory for California public school students, but further reforms are still needed to protect students’ rights to a high quality education

Strunk, Katharine O. (2014) The Vergara ruling is a victory for California public school students, but further reforms are still needed to protect students’ rights to a high quality education. LSE American Politics and Policy (30 Jun 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Earlier this month, a judge in California ruled that the state’s protections for teachers, including tenure after two years and ‘last in first out’ layoff provisions, violated the state’s constitutional clause guaranteeing a right to equality of education for students. Katharine O. Strunk argues that the state’s policies force districts to retain lower-quality teachers and that the decision is a victory for students and parents in California’s public school system. She writes that if the ruling is upheld, and California’s state legislature is tasked with writing new laws on teacher’s conditions, then they should take lessons from cities such as New York and Washington D.C which have introduced effective reforms to the way that teachers are evaluated and gain tenure.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2014 13:48
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2019 00:32
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58961

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