A California judge ruled Tuesday that teacher tenure laws deprived students of their right to an education under the State Constitution and violated their civil rights. The decision hands teachers’ unions a major defeat in a landmark case, one that could radically alter how California teachers are hired and fired and prompt challenges to tenure laws in other states.More
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Why Are Teachers in North Carolina Being Asked to Swap Due Process for a Pay Raise?
March 18, 2014 by twalker
The WTA and the Westbury UFSD are Petitioning the State on Behalf of Our Students
To the Honorable Members of the New York State Legislature:
We, the faculty, administrators and staff of the Westbury Union Free School District, in a joint effort, write this petition to the New York Legislature outlining the concerns we have and challenges our students face. These are presently making an impact in the quality of instruction and, soon, in the decisions we will have to make to our academic program.
One rotten apple at Time magazine—specifically, the cover of an upcoming issue about teacher tenure—is generating lots of anger and activism among AFT members and our friends and allies.
AFT President Randi Weingarten appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" television show to make the case for teachers' due process rights, to correct widely held misconceptions about the teaching workforce, and to clarify that problems tied to evaluation are often mislabeled as due process issues.