In a ruling that shocked anyone with a pulse, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu found five California laws governing the hiring and firing of teachers unconstitutional.
After years of powerful teacher’s unions bullying parents and buying off politicians via ‘contributions’, the judge struck down a law that basically protected tenure.
And there’s more coming. This from Politico:
They took a big hit Tuesday when a California judge struck down five laws they had championed to protect teachers’ jobs. The Supreme Court could deliver more bad news as early as next week, in a case that could knock a huge hole in union budgets.
It’s not often a judge in liberal America recognizes how much danger the power of unions has over America. But this one did. The ruling was pointed, and specific:
Treu found that the statutes permit too many grossly incompetent teachers to remain in classrooms across the state — and found that those teachers shortchange their students by putting them months or years behind their peers in math and reading.
Though the ruling was couched as “preliminary,” there was nothing tentative about Treu’s opinion. He found “no dispute that there are a significant number of grossly ineffective teachers currently active in California classrooms” and that the legal system protects them by making it all but impossible for districts to fire even the worst teachers.
That’s got some teeth. Appeal coming?