Teachers’ unions vow to fight Vergara decision, others celebrate
California’s teacher unions vowed to fight today’s Vergara ruling that called teacher dismissal, seniority and tenure laws unconstitutional as other education groups applauded the court’s decision. Alex Caputo-Pearl, UTLA President-elect “All the school will be [adversely affected], but the schools where conditions are worst, which is often south LA, that’s the equity issue we’re talking...
By LA School Report | June 10, 2014
Decision in Vergara case is expected at 10 a.m. tomorrow
The California Supreme Court has informed lawyers in Vergara v. California that Judge Rolf Treu’s decision will be issued at 10 a.m. tomorrow. The case pits the state and its biggest teacher unions against nine students who have asked the judge to strike down five laws that govern teacher tenure, dismissal and seniority consideration for...
By LA School Report | June 9, 2014
Morning Read: Judge OKs Lawsuit
Lawsuit Against Teacher Tenure Poised to Move Forward A lawsuit to overturn teacher tenure laws and seniority rights remained on track Thursday when a Los Angeles Superior Court judge issued a tentative ruling allowing the litigation to move forward. LA Times [read full text here] Local Votes of Confidence: Most Bonds, Parcel Taxes Pass Proposition 30,...
By Hillel Aron | November 9, 2012
Morning Read: Prop. 30 Afterglow
LAUSD Looks to Restore Some Staff, Programs With Prop. 30 Revenue The passage of Prop. 30 means the district may be able to cancel some of the 10 unpaid furlough days facing teachers and other district employees, he said. Moving forward, some of the thousands of lost jobs may be restored. Daily News L.A. Teachers Union...
By Hillel Aron | November 8, 2012
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Morning Read: Election Day
Today is Election Day. Go vote! Gov. Jerry Brown Crisscrosses California in Final Prop. 30 Push To shore up support for Proposition 30, Gov. Jerry Brown goes on a 5-city swing to tout his proposal to raise taxes and head off deep cuts to public education. LA Times Californians Started the Tax Revolt 34 Years...
By Hillel Aron | November 6, 2012
Morning Read: Still No Race to the Top Deal
LAUSD, Other Districts Miss Out on Race to the Top Grants as Unions Won’t Sign Applications The two sides resumed informal discussions on Monday after the deadline was extended because of Hurricane Sandy, but still couldn’t reach an agreement. Daily News See also the LA Times Gov. Jerry Brown Has Yet to Pick a Central...
By Hillel Aron | October 30, 2012
Morning Read: District Budget In Peril
Deasy: LAUSD’s Future Rests With Voters Los Angeles Unified is making significant progress in improving its academic achievement and graduation rates, but future gains will be in peril if voters reject a statewide tax hike to fund public schools, Superintendent John Deasy said Monday. Daily News TV News covered the speech as well, including CBS, ABC,...
By Hillel Aron | October 9, 2012