Despite Ruling, Tenure Laws are Bad for Students

Katharine O. Strunk, Dan Goldhaber, and Joshua Cowen

This month, a California appeals court overturned a judge’s decision that challenged the state's tenure laws, teacher dismissal practices, and the widespread practice of “last in, first out” layoffs. But, the authors of this commentary contend, research shows that for the sake of students, principals and school leaders require  flexibility to make many staffing decisions on their own.

Read the full text of this commentary at the Sacramento Bee.

Dan Goldhaber
AIR Vice President and Director, CALDER