This is heating up

Teacher tenure in California is heating up and becoming an interesting discussion.

Consider this story: California teacher tenure finally a major election issue

I have mixed feelings about the issue, but I would like to note that one of the premises of the issue (which is how it was framed in a recent California court case) is that tenure inhibits the children’s right to a sound education because it protects incompetent teachers. The court ruled against teacher tenure agreeing with the premise, which I think sets up an interesting and potentially powerful legal precedent (whether you agree with the ruling or not).

If courts are willing to resolve issues of education under the premise that they affect the students “right to learn” does this mean they now have to legally address and dismantle the most inhibiting factors of student learning, which are poverty and economic inequity?

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