Friday, February 20, 2015

San Francisco archbishop fires back at lawmaker critics 
[San Francisco Chronicle, 2/19/15]
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone fired back Thursday at state lawmakers who characterized as intolerant and possibly illegal his effort to have teachers at four Catholic high schools sign a labor contract declaring their opposition to same-sex unions, abortion and contraception.

‘Constitutional crisis’ declared as Los Angeles Unified lawyers defend teacher evaluation system
[Los Angeles Daily News, 2/19/15]
Citing the Vergara v. California case, in which a Los Angeles Superior Court judge last year ruled teacher tenure laws deprived students of their constitutional right to an education by keeping incompetent teachers in classrooms, LAUSD lawyers wrote the controversial evaluation system is needed to alleviate a crisis that deprives students of their constitutional right to an education in documents that LAUSD filed with the California Public Employment Relations Board on Tuesday.

Amid measles outbreak, few rules on teacher vaccinations [AP, 2/16/15]: While much of the attention in the ongoing measles outbreak has focused on student vaccination requirements and exemptions, less attention has been paid to another group in the nation’s classrooms: Teachers and staff members, who, by and large, are not required to be vaccinated. 

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