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:

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