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LA Judge Rules - Key Teacher Job Protections Violate California's Constitution
June 10, 2014
In a landmark ruling in Vergara v. State of California, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Treu ruled that the key teacher job protections on Permanent Employment Statutes (Tenure), Dismissal Statutes (Termination), and LIFO - Last In First Out (Layoffs) are in violation of California's constitution.Judge Treu stated "substantial evidence presented makes it clear to this Court that the Challenged Statutes disproportionately affect poor and/or minority students." In Judge Treu's decision he referenced the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision that desegregated schools sixty years ago that called education "a right which must be available to all on equal terms."Click Here to read full decision by Judge Treu.
On The Chopping Block . . . Again
May 28, 2014
21 ADDITIONAL district properties to be sold!Join SDUSD Board Trustee Scott Barnett for a forum to discuss.Wednesday, May 28th6:00pmEugene Brucker Education Center4100 Normal St., San Diego, CA 92103Is it your school?Is it a property in your neighborhood?Is your community at risk for more high-density building?Last year SDUSD approved a three year budget plan that included a limit on property sales. Now less than a year later they are proposing to sell more properties. This change comes after the voters approved the Proposition 30 tax increases and after California implemented spending flexibility in education through LCFF.What happened to the three-year plan?Where is the accountability?Where is all the money going?What will they sell next?When will it stop?