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Lawsuit Contests New York’s
Teacher Tenure Laws

New York Times, by Al Baker

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 7/3/2014 8:08:48 PM

An education advocacy group on Thursday threw down the first challenge to New York’s teacher tenure laws in the wake of a landmark court decision in California last month finding such laws there unconstitutional. A lawsuit filed in State Supreme Court on Staten Island argues that the tenure laws violate the State Constitution’s guarantee of a “sound basic education” by making it difficult to fire bad teachers and by protecting the most veteran teachers in the event of layoffs, regardless of their quality. The suit, filed against city and state education officials, names as plaintiffs 11 public school students whose parents belong to a

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First the extreme liberal state of Kalifornia, and now, New York at least debating this. Huge if it happens, not only for students, but unions that don´t want to lose their control of school curriculum and employees.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Chas in Jax, 7/3/2014 8:43:14 PM     (No. 9910262)

This article is kind of interesting because Baker presents a somewhat balanced account. A rarity for the formerly respected NYT.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: provide, 7/4/2014 7:54:32 AM     (No. 9910610)

Tenure is usually granted by other tenured employees. Old boys club. I bet Bill Ayers is tenured.

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