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In a closely watched case, a California judge ruled
on June 10 that the state’s teacher tenure laws infringed on the civil
rights of students in schools in poor communities to a proper education
guaranteed under the state constitution.
Pointing to evidence that one to three
percent of teachers in California’s public schools are grossly
ineffective, Judge Rolf Treu wrote in his 16-page decision that teacher
tenure laws “impose a real and appreciable impact on students’
fundamental right to equality of education and that they impose a
disproportionate burden on poor and minority students.”
The astroturf parent group that pursued the lawsuit was funded by Silicon Valley millionaire David Welch.
While Treu left California tenure laws in place until state appeals
courts review his ruling, similar anti-tenure lawsuits have since been
filed in several states, including here in New York.