George Neely, Lodi Unified School District
“It’s a misconception that we can’t get rid of a teacher who’s
not performing. If we’re having a problem with a teacher, there are
ways we have dealt with that in the past.”
Jeff Johnston, president, Lodi Education
“My friend put it best when he said, ‘This was the wrong case
trying to solve the wrong problems by the wrong people in the wrong
Karen Schauer, superintendent, Galt Joint Union
Elementary School District
“In general, high quality instruction is critical for student
learning. If a teacher is ineffective and has been supported to
improve and has not, the dismissal process should not take months
Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 12:00 am
A judge struck down tenure and other job protections for California’s public school teachers as unconstitutional Tuesday, saying such laws harm students — especially poor and minority ones — by saddling them with bad teachers who are almost impossible to fire.
In a landmark decision that could influence the gathering debate over tenure across the country, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu cited the historic case of Brown v. Board of Education in ruling that students have a fundamental right to equal education.
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