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Teachers Unions File Appeal of Vergara Decision

The California Federation of Teachers and the California Teachers Association filed an appeal to the landmark Vergara decision on May 1. A local CBS affiliate reports the unions are challenging the ruling for lacking "legal or factual justification."  The Vergara v. California case challenged teacher tenure and job protections in the state, particularly the idea of poorly performing teachers often keeping their jobs if they had tenure. A group of nine public school students with the help...

Montana Creates Tax Credit Scholarship Program Without Governor’s Signature

Montana became the 28th state to enact tax credit scholarship legislation in early May, as Senate Bill 410, a pilot tax credit scholarship program, passed into law. The school choice legislation became law without Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock’s signature. SB 410 creates a pilot program, which provides income-tax credits for donations of up to $150. Parents can use the scholarships created for private K-12 education or “innovative educational programs” at traditional public schools. Scholarship...

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