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Why that ruling against teacher tenure won't help your schoolchildren
Why that ruling against teacher tenure won't help your schoolchildren

Tuesday's ruling by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu declaring all sorts of job protections for teachers "unconstitutional" is being hailed by a certain category of education activists.  What's curious about this is that they seem to have a unanimous view about the reason California schools are supposedly so bad: It's the teachers unions.  Not the imbalance of financial resources between rich districts and poor. Not the social pathologies--poverty, joblessness, racial discrimination, violence--that affect educational attainment in disadvantaged communities.  Not California's rank at the very bottom of all states in its...

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