NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio defended the city’s teacher-tenure system after a California judge ruled yesterday that the Golden State’s teacher protection laws were unconstitutional.
I would expect corporate education reformers and their hedge fundie backers to attack tenure here soon, but probably wait until the California case plays out first so that they can see the best tact to take here.
But you can bet we'll have a similar case launched in NY.
I know many teachers are pissed at de Blasio, angry over the contract, some still mad about the snow day.
Some have argued, quite plausibly, that the new contract weakens tenure protections for teachers.
Still, one point about the politics I want to say here:
Would the last mayor have defended the city's teacher-tenure system publicly in the wake if the California ruling?