teacher tenure http://wrkf.org en California Teacher Tenure Ruled Unconstitutional http://wrkf.org/post/california-teacher-tenure-ruled-unconstitutional A California judge today ruled the state's laws governing teacher tenure and the firing of public school teachers unconstitutional, saying they interfere with the state's obligation to provide every child with access to a good education.<p>The plaintiffs in the case, <em>Vergara v. California</em>, argued that the tenure system for public school teachers in California verges on the absurd, and that those laws disproportionately harm poor and minority students. In his ruling, Judge Rolf M. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:58:00 +0000 Eric Westervelt 27807 at http://wrkf.org California Teacher Tenure Ruled Unconstitutional Kumbayah Moment: Teacher Termination Compromise http://wrkf.org/post/kumbayah-moment-teacher-termination-compromise <p>Although they didn’t actually “hold hands and sing <em>Kumbayah</em>”, there was a brief moment of peace and accord between the Jindal administration and teachers unions last week. After more than two years of name-calling, angst and lawsuits, they found common ground around a bill to modify the process for terminating tenured teachers who receive “ineffective” ratings.</p><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Sue Lincoln 25796 at http://wrkf.org Kumbayah Moment: Teacher Termination Compromise Louisiana's Education Reform May be Due for a 'Do Over' http://wrkf.org/post/louisianas-education-reform-may-be-due-do-over <p>It’s been nearly two years since Louisiana’s Legislature passed a package of highly-controversial education reforms. Since then, there has been confusion at the local school level and angst for teachers -- especially over changes to teacher pay and tenure under a new evaluation process. Courts have ruled some of the reforms violate the state constitution. Many are now saying the upcoming legislative session is the opportune time for a “do-over” on education reform.</p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 17:55:07 +0000 Sue Lincoln 22175 at http://wrkf.org Louisiana's Education Reform May be Due for a 'Do Over' Suit Over Teacher Tenure Changes Kicked Back to District Court http://wrkf.org/post/suit-over-teacher-tenure-changes-kicked-back-district-court <p>The Louisiana Supreme Court has asked a Baton Rouge district judge to review his decision to throw out Gov. Bobby Jindal's revamp of teacher tenure and salary laws – called Act 1.</p><p>Judge Michael Caldwell had ruled that the legislation was unconstitutional because it bundled together too many items spanning Louisiana's education laws.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 22:44:26 +0000 Kelly Connelly 11267 at http://wrkf.org On Second Thought, Tenure Changes Tossed http://wrkf.org/post/second-thought-tenure-changes-tossed <p>A state judge has thrown out rules passed last session tying teacher tenure and pay to classroom performance. Monday's<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;decision is a turnaround from the same judge’s previous ruling.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In December, Judge Michael Caldwell threw out parts of what’s been called the “Teacher Tenure Act,” – parts that didn’t directly address teacher tenure, but made rules for school boards, visiting teachers, superintendents and principals.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That day, the governor touted the ruling as a success because it kept his tenure overhauls.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now the judge is saying the whole thing has to go.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 23:42:58 +0000 Kelly Connelly 7039 at http://wrkf.org On Second Thought, Tenure Changes Tossed BESE Expected to Approve Adjustments to Teacher Evaluations http://wrkf.org/post/bese-expected-approve-adjustments-teacher-evaluations <p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.5590631598447211" style="font-size:20px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">State Superintendent of Education John White is advocating refinements to “Compass” – the program created by 2010 legislation to reform how public school teachers are evaluated. The changes stem from teacher input.</span><br>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 11:32:09 +0000 Kelly Connelly 4799 at http://wrkf.org Teacher Tenure, Compensation Act Headed To Court http://wrkf.org/post/teacher-tenure-compensation-act-headed-court <p>Another major part of Governor Bobby Jindal's education reform package faces a court challenge Monday in Baton Rouge.</p><p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 14:39:18 +0000 Louisiana Radio Network 3651 at http://wrkf.org