This is the result of a lawsuit filed on behalf of nine students who claimed the existing laws allowed “ineffective teachers to obtain and maintain employment in schools that predominately serve low-income and minority students.”
Teacher unions across the country, including San Diego, were quick to criticize the ruling.
“It troubles me to see individuals belittling the profession by trying to take away the few rights educators have,” said Bill Freeman, president of the San Diego Education Association, which represents thousands of teachers at San Diego city schools.
Freeman also said current laws give teachers due process and protect their careers and livelihoods. He predicted that teacher unions across the state will appeal Tuesday’s court decision.