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Eduskeptic
Tenure isn’t the problem in our schools

Jun 14, 2014
Tenure isn’t the problem in our schools

The Vergara/Welch lawsuit isn’t about tenure. It’s about union busting and privatizing as much of the school system in the U.S. as possible. It’s about vast amounts of money, none of which would make any sense to most of us. There are about 275,000 public school teachers in California. Not all of us should...

Eduskeptic
Data for bad teachers pulled out of thin air in Vergara v. Calif

Jun 13, 2014
Data for bad teachers pulled out of thin air in Vergara v. Calif

In a disturbing bit of news getting out to today in the Vergara v Calif. case, it appears that data quoted by L.A. Superior Court judge Rolf Treu doesn’t actually exist. In short, there is no data to back up his ruling on tenure. Jordan Weissmann of Slate, called Arizona State professor emeritus of...

Placer County Online
Liberty Utilities awards six scholarships to local students

LAKE TAHOE - Liberty Utilities is pleased to announce the winners of its annual high school and community college scholarships for students living within the utility’s service territory. This is the second consecutive year that Liberty has provided these awards. South Lake Tahoe High School – Sara Ortega Loyalton High School – Cory Peterman Douglas High School – Keaton...

Banana Moments
Balancing emotion and reason: Taming the mama and papa bear

Jun 12, 2014
Balancing emotion and reason: Taming the mama and papa bear

In an article via Mamapedia, a blogger mom, Jenny Ball, expresses her simmering rage in an open letter to an Amway lady who deeply offended her teenage son while he concluded a shift at his supermarket job. The lady was a customer and as he finished bagging her groceries, she made a comment about...

Banana Moments
Preparing for internet porn and sex in the social network

Jun 12, 2014
Preparing for internet porn and sex in the social network

Internet porn and sexting is about power and control in the realm of hearts and minds; it is about human exploitation which is glorified on and off line in popular culture and in cyber-powered peer communities. These are adult issues because they evoke primal emotion that can be challenging to tame at any age,...

Banana Moments
How to advocate for the education of the modern child: It’s personal

Jun 12, 2014
How to advocate for the education of the modern child: It’s personal

When my sons were in grade school, they each in their own way declared that their academic education was the teacher’s job, not mine. And just as my children were arguing for a sacred division of labor between parents and teachers, I explained with divine confidence that there could be no doubt that their...

Capitol Alert
California teacher firing bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown

Jun 12, 2014
California teacher firing bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown

Against the backdrop of a ruling declaring California's teacher dismissal rules unconstitutional, the Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown legislation speeding the teacher firing process. Years of wrangling and failed...

FOX40
Local Educators Concerned by Teacher Tenure Ruling

Jun 11, 2014

SACRAMENTO-

The Los Angeles court ruling that says that teacher seniority and tenure are no longer sacred cows is having a immediate impact on the teaching community.

While still in the shadows of a recession, the notion of a job …


Eduskeptic
Tenure still under attack

Jun 11, 2014
Tenure still under attack

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge, Rolf Treu, issued a tentative decision in a lawsuit known as Vergara vs. California, regarding tenure rules in California. In his tentative decision, Treu found in favor of Vergara. Headlines in several newspapers read ‘Tenure Rules Unconstitutional in California” or some variation of that. It is important to...

Davis Vanguard
Vergara Ruling Puts Tenure on Notice

Jun 11, 2014
Vergara Ruling Puts Tenure on Notice

It was a national headline making decision issued by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu whose ruling overturn five state statutes giving California teachers firing protections and rights to tenure and seniority. The suit was filed by Students Matter, backed by Silicon Valley entrepreneur David Welch. Students Matter is supported by Michelle...

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