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California Teachers' s Job Security

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In Vergara vs. California Judge Rolf M. Treu ruled, in effect, that it was too easy for teachers to gain strong job protections and too difficult to dismiss those who performed poorly in the classroom."This decision today is an attack on teachers, which is a socially acceptable way to attack children, Instead of providing for smaller classes or more counselors, “you attack teacher and student rights.”Alex Caputo-Pearl, president-elect Los Angeles teachers union.Silicon Valley entrepreneur David Welch made his money creating breakthrough technology in fiber optic communication and building hardware to run the massive interenet networks of the future.He's spending it - at least some of it - on a pet project that could substantially change teaching in California and the rest of the country.Welch is the man behind Students Matter, the advocacy group that recruited nine public school students to sue the state of California, saying teacher job protections harm their ability to get the 'adequate' education they are promised in the state constitution.