San Diego Union Tribune
A trial judge in Los Angeles recently bought into the hoax that teachers are to blame for low student test scores and should be stripped of their professional rights.
In Vergara vs. California, a judge issued a ruling that strikes down statutes protecting teachers from arbitrary firings, providing transparency in layoff decisions and supporting due process rights. These statutes provide important employment protections to California educators. The court’s decision is an egregious example of legislating from the bench. Worse, the court’s policy preferences are fundamentally flawed.