California Judge: Teacher tenure laws are unconstitutional.

This ruling may have a huge impact on the tenure system across all levels of education, not only at the primary & secondary levels.

“Substantial evidence presented makes it clear to this court that the challenged statutes disproportionately affect poor and/or minority students,” Judge Rolf M. Treu of Los Angeles Superior Court wrote in the ruling. “The evidence is compelling. Indeed, it shocks the conscience.”

See NYTimes article.