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Earlier this month, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu handed down a ruling in Vergara vs. California that struck down teacher tenure laws. The decision has been stayed until an appeal can be heard. The plaintiffs in the case, backed by education reform organization Students First, call it a victory for low-income families who they believe receive inadequate education because of weak teachers who can’t be fired. Many teachers, however, see it a bit differently.

Today on Insight, we’ll talk with a long-time Government instructor at McClatchy High School about how the ruling effects teachers. Plus, we’ll learn a little about the history of teacher tenure in the California and why it came about in the first place with SacState Professor Dr. Jana Noel.


  • Dr. Jana Noel study
  • Washington Post: Aren't California Tenure Policies In Fact Unreasonable? Plus 4 more Vergara questions asked and answered
  • LA Times: California Teacher Tenure Is Struck Down: Expect Years Of Appeals
  • SF Gate: Is This The End Of Teacher Tenure In California?

Vergara vs Calif Tentative-Decision by Capital Public Radio

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