Matthew McNicholas Discusses Vergara v. California on the Ethan Bearman Radio Show
The California Supreme Court decided not to rehear the case of Vergara v. California, in which nine students claimed that they suffered from a subpar education because academic tenure protocols made it difficult to rid ineffective teachers. Partner Matthew McNicholas discussed the implications of the case on Ethan Bearman’s KGO radio talk show.
Matt noted that there was hard evidence which proved that students who have inadequate teachers aren’t getting equal protection to the right of a free education. When a school tries to fire a teacher, the process becomes lengthy. A problematic teacher will be warned to correct their actions within 90 days, and if they don’t, the district begins a hearing process against the teacher. “However, there’s nothing that says when hearings must end,” said Matt. “Administrative proceedings can sometimes last for years, and that’s what the school districts are having to face.”