The Vergara decision, intended to eliminate teacher tenure and seniority, was unanimously reversed by the California appeals court.

 

The decision by the high court reverses the 2014 decision by Superior Court Judge Rudolph Treu, which claimed that tenure violated the rights of minority children. The Treu decision relied heavily on testimony by Raj Chetty. The Treu decision was strongly opposed by teachers’ unions.

 

Just days ago, former TV commentator Campbell Brown filed a Vergara-style lawsuit in Minnesota. She and her financial backers had previously filed a similar suit in New York.

 

The attack on teacher tenure was part of the larger corporate reform effort to cripple teachers’ unions and to make it easy to fire teachers without due process.