Gov. Jerry Brown said last week he's open to changing tenure and other teacher employment laws at issue in the Vergara v. State of California lawsuit, and most teachers in a new survey say they want to change them, too.
UPDATE: Late Friday, Aug. 29, California Attorney General Kamala Harris filed a one page notice of appeal on behalf of Gov. Jerry Brown and the state indicating that the state will appeal the Vergara ruling.
Students Matter, the organization that has taken the lead in challenging teacher tenure and hiring and firing laws in Vergara v. California, has added one of the nation's leading – and liberal – constitutional scholars to its legal team: Harvard law professor Lawrence Tribe. Students Matter filed its lawsuit on behalf of nine students in 2012.