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Court Decision in California will Improve Education

Star Parker  Last week’s California superior court decision, which struck down teacher tenure law in California public schools, is good news for everyone worried about America’s future. The decision, finding these provisions unconstitutional and discriminatory against low-income and minority students, was even applauded by Education Secretary Arne Duncan. With the success of this lawsuit, similar

Throwing the Book at Bad Teachers

 A final lecture for the 2013-2014 school year was delivered yesterday by a California state judge, and it was a tough one: Teacher tenure, and other state laws that provide job protections to “grossly ineffective” instructors, deprive students of their right to a decent education.  It’s a lesson that should have been clear to California’s