F3 prepares ACSA amicus brief in Vergara v. California
Vergara v. California
Filed in 2012, Vergara v. California challenged five statutes that
allowed ineffective teachers to remain in the classroom. Within these
five statutes are three focus points: probationary periods, dismissal
and last-in, first-out rights.
In June of 2014, a California Superior Court issued a preliminary
decision finding that all of the five statutes challenged by the
plaintiffs were unconstitutional.
California’s two major teachers unions appealed the decision, claiming
that the California Legislature enacted the five statutes challenged in
the Vergara lawsuit to enable school districts to attract and retain the
best possible teacher.
Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost is pleased to have prepared the amicus brief filed by ACSA in the appeal of Vergara. Written by partner Roy Combs and associates M. Alejandra Léon, David Mishook, and Rebecca Feil, it provides an objective perspective of the “real world” impact of teacher tenure, teacher dismissal and teacher layoff laws on thousands of school site administrators and on California’s public school students. READ BRIEF.
Several legal filings have been made in this case, including the following:
- Association of California School Administrators Amicus Brief
- Constitutional Law Scholars Amicus Brief
- Amicus Curie Brief for NCTQ and TNTP
- Amicus Curiae Brief Of The Education Legal Alliance Of The California School Boards Association In The Matter Of Beatriz Vergara, Et Al. v. State Of California, Et Al.
- Brief Of Amici Curiae Of Teacher Evaluation Professors And Scholars
- Amici Curiae Brief In Support Of Beatriz Vergara, Et Al. For Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger And Governor Pete Wilson
- Amici Curiae Brief Of Current And Former School Superintendents John White, Hanna Skandera, Paul Pastorek, Kevin S. Huffman, And Cami Anderson
- Amicus Curiae Brief Of StudentsFirst On Behalf Of Respondents
- Amici Curiae Brief Of Silicon Valley Leadership Group, California Business Roundtable, Foundation For Excellence In Education, Orange County Business Council, California Chamber Of Commerce And Valley Industry & Commerce Association
- Amici Curiae Brief On Behalf Of The Education Trust – West, Oakland Alliance Of Black Educators, Los Angeles Urban League, and Black Alliance For Educational Options
Federation of Teachers - AFT, AFL-CIO