Oral arguments began this week in the “Wright vs. New York” case. This is the case in which the plaintiffs are trying to show that tenure laws violate students’ right to a sound basic education. If the results follow the Vergara verdict in California (currently being appealed), tenure protection could be stripped from all teachers in New York State.
This interview, with attorney Rich Cassagrande, does a great job of countering the plaintiff’s claims, explaining what tenure really is and showing how it benefits not just teachers, but students themselves. If you’ve ever found yourself being attacked over tenure (or even having your own doubts about whether it truly is necessary, please watch the video.