A Veteran Teacher Defends the Teacher at the Center of the Vergara Trial

Diane Ravitch's blog

The Vergara trial in Los Angeles is an effort funded by a very wealthy man to eliminate due process for teachers in California. The theory of the case is that when teachers have tenure (due process), then it is hard to fire bad teachers. Thus, the civil rights of minority students are violated by the very concept of due process, because more of those who teach them should be fired. But tenure ties the hands of their administrators, so students are harmed.

The lead plaintiff, a student named Elizabeth Vergara, had a teacher named Anthony Mize. As it happens, Mize doesn’t have tenure and has never had a complaint lodged against him or a disciplinary proceeding. If he was the “bad” teacher as the plaintiffs’ attorneys claim, why wasn’t he fired?

One of his colleagues wrote to describe him.

Next month will mark 20 years that I have taught with…

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2 Responses to A Veteran Teacher Defends the Teacher at the Center of the Vergara Trial

  1. John Thompson says:

    Here’s my latest on Vergara.
    http://atthechalkface.com/2014/03/26/the-gates-foundation-met-research-does-not-provide-evidence-for-the-anti-teacher-vergara-v-california/#
    Its awful on all levels.
    Sorry that this teacher in particular was slandered.

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