Skip to comments.California lawmakers consider expanding teacher tenure despite court ruling
Posted on 06/18/2014 4:47:50 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
A union-backed bill in the California legislature to expand tenure protections for public school teachers to other employees stalled on Wednesday amid concern about a court ruling last week that said the practice is unconstitutional and hurts students.
The measure, which could come up again next week, comes as officials in the most populous U.S. state continue to wrestle with whether to appeal the ruling by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge, which overturned five laws meant to protect teachers' jobs. The ruling said the protections make it too hard to fire ineffective teachers and inadvertently lead to placing the worst teachers at schools in disadvantaged neighborhoods.
"The issue remains that there are a number of teachers, nurses, counselors - folks who take care of kids every single day - who don't have basic protections," said Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, the bill's author.
Her bill, which passed the Assembly but failed to get four votes needed to make it out of the Senate's education committee Wednesday, would require small school districts to grant tenure to credentialed teachers after three years on the job. Districts with fewer than 250 students are not currently required to grant tenure. It also would require all districts to grant tenure to vocational education teachers, nurses, psychologists and counselors after three years.
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But wait a minute - you mean a judge’s ruling isn’t final now? CA actually has a legislature?
Only when it supports them you silly goose! ;)
Yes they do. Perfect example of unions running a state.
Didn’t see this coming...
Appeals go through the 9th Circuit, which are full of loonies who typically skip the precedent thingy.
“Appeals go through the 9th Circuit, which are full of loonies who typically skip the precedent thingy.”
Generally, that’s been the case, but the recent 3-judge decision from the 9th regarding California’s CCW permit laws (and Hawaii’s too for that matter) was one of the best-written cases I have ever read. And they ruled that these laws are unconstitutional which has both the CA and HI governments crapping their collective Depends. If you have some time, go read it.
“Public employee unions own California’s legislature every democrat in the country.
Absolutely; NJ is a prime example of that. Like CA, they are driving taxpayers out of the state, and quite happy to import foreigners to fill the void. The short-sightedness of tenured American teachers who don’t realize the next generation of teachers will be foreigners who speak the languages of the “replacement American students” shows just where their interests lie; they will be paid until retirement (and quite handsomely afterwards), and couldn’t care less about the impact of their politics.
There is nothing lower than a tenured public school teacher; that is why they tend to intermarry (who else could relate to them?).
My mom’s cousin is a teacher in NJ (at a fancy private school), she’s a huge lib.
“My moms cousin is a teacher in NJ (at a fancy private school), shes a huge lib.”
I actually have no issues with private-sector teachers; I’m not forced to pay them or fund their political agendas. I’d think it is still probably difficult for an adult to relate to a teacher that deals with children all day, 180 days per year...