ELC 6/9/16: Alliance for Quality Education Files Amicus Brief in NYS Appeal v. Teacher Tenure

Education Law Center

ADEQUATE SCHOOL FUNDING KEY TO EFFECTIVE TEACHERS IN NEW YORK’S POOR SCHOOLS

June 9, 2016

The Alliance for Quality Education (AQE) has filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief in support of New York teachers and their public schools in a pending appeal of two consolidated lawsuits. The lawsuits are a copycat of a California case that unsuccessfuly attempted to link laws governing tenure, layoffs and other work rules with school district retention of ineffective teachers and a violation of state constitutional rights.

The AQE brief also brings to the court’s attention the solid and overwhelming evidence – ignored by the lawsuits – connecting inadequate school funding to the lack of qualified teachers and other essential resources in New York public schools.

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