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Former Rep. George Miller will team up with Students Matter, the group behind the landmark Vergara lawsuit, to develop recommendations for "reimagining California's education system."
April 1 :: Miller, a longtime leader on education policy in D.C., will host roundtable talks across the state, starting with an event today in Sacramento where he'll be joined by teachers, parents, elected officials and others.
California lawmakers aren't waiting for Miller's recommendations. Republicans have already introduced a half-dozen bills that would create rules for hiring, firing and evaluating teachers in the wake of the Vergara ruling, which struck down the state's tenure and job protection laws for teachers. One bill [ http://bit.ly/1ytOfRx] would abolish the "last-in, first-out" policy of laying off teachers in reverse order of seniority. Another [ http://bit.ly/1BFmqWL ] would lengthen the probationary period from two years to three before teachers could earn tenure.
The teachers unions, meanwhile, have until mid-April to file additional briefs in their appeal of the Vergara ruling. No decision is expected until late summer at the earliest. Politico Morning Education