Los Angeles Superior Court rules teacher tenure laws are unconstitutional

June 10, 2014 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

A decision in a lawsuit that PLF has been following for some time came down minutes ago. The Superior Court for Los Angeles County ruled that teacher tenure laws violate the California Constitution.  I’ll have some more analysis once I have had time to review the opinion.  In the meantime, here’s some articles from the Sacramento Be ...


200,000 teachers decide against joining the union

February 28, 2012 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

This past year, three states passed right-to-work laws, allowing public workers to opt out of union membership.  Unsurprisingly, the National Education Association has 200,000 fewer members this year.  It’s amazing.  When the government stops forcing teachers from contributing to unions, the union rolls drop.  Maybe, just maybe, the u ...