Moneyed interests who've worked together on other public school privatization projects have banded together to work on dismantling teacher's unions. Among their issues: Last In, First Out; tenure (i.e., due process), and other "ed reforms." The list includes Eli Broad, various Silicon Valley venture capitalists, and David Welch, the entrepreneur of Sunnyvale company Infinera. None of these are experts in public education or teaching.
Suit seeks to overturn 'outdated' teacher job protections
A nonprofit backed partly by organizations known for battling teachers unions has filed litigation challenging the constitutionality of California laws that make it more difficult to fire or lay off ineffective teachers. The suit, filed Monday in Los Angeles County…