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Group Behind Vergara Trains Sights on Teacher Reviews

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Students Matter, the California-based nonprofit that was behind the Vergara lawsuit to overhaul teacher tenure and other job protections, is claiming in another suit that districts in the state are breaking the law when they refuse to use test scores in teacher evaluations.

The lawsuit, Doe v. Antioch, targets 13 districts that Students Matter argues are violating the Stull Act, a decades-old state law that, in the plaintiffs' view, requires districts to judge a teacher's job performance at least in part on standardized student-test scores.

Arguments were heard in the case in July. The court is expected to render a decision soon.

Vol. 36, Issue 04, Page 4

Published in Print: September 14, 2016, as Group Behind Vergara Trains Sights on Teacher Reviews
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