Skip to comments.California students sue state over ineffective teachers
Posted on 01/06/2014 6:41:26 AM PST by RoosterRedux
Californias laws surrounding teacher tenure, dismissal, and layoffs violate the states constitution specifically, students right to an equal opportunity to access quality education say nine students suing the state. The trial is set to begin Jan. 27.
If they win, the effects could ripple across the country.
I think any time that you see a genuine reform in California, you empower reformers everywhere in the country who realize if you can actually fix something like that in California, you can fix it anywhere, said Ed Ring, executive director of the California Public Policy Center.
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HA! Imagine expecting to actually get an education when you only spend $30 billion per student.
Justice and legal principle will be ignored as usual.
why this article wasn’t followed by firing 80% of the NY teaching staff is beyond me (yes, i know... libs control education and keeping people stupid insures they end up in welfare and in need of gov assistance... assuring dem voters in the future)
Yet the only way to improve public schools is to break the teacher’s unions.
A cartel that won’t let you fire bad teachers and pays people to do nothing while they get more appeals than death row convicts.
I wish the story was more detailed. What is the nature of the lawsuit? Suing schools for not firing bad teachers? Suing because the students can’t read or do proper math? Suing to be able to go to a “better” school district?
I realize they are all related but the meat of the lawsuit better be effective if they want this to in anyway stick.
Won’t go anywhere. Students have no standing since they have no rights on campus. They don’t pay taxes.
Public schools can not be improved. They’ve been reformed continuously since 1955. Are they better with the reforms?
It’s so sad.
Coaching HS baseball, I knew bright, determined, nice kids, girls in softball too, who lacked the ability to fully evaluate ideas. This has to have been a product of the educational establishment. If there’s any optimism to be had in this, I found that those kids interested in math or physical sciences tended to be somewhat more conservative in their thinking overall.
Something I read somewhere last week:
“They pretend to teach us; we pretend to study”
(A take-off on an old stand-by from the Soviet Union: “They pretend to pay us; we pretend to work”)