By Shirley Weber
Nearly a year ago, a state Superior Court ruled in favor of nine students who brought a suit against California for violating their constitutional right to a quality education. The testimony of the students from racially and economically diverse backgrounds who brought the case laid bare our troubled and inequitable educational system, a system that continues to allow teachers to flounder and students to fail.
The case is now on appeal, but whatever the outcome, parents and students have made it clear that the status quo will no longer be tolerated. Student achievement, wherever they live and whatever their background, must become central to the conversation.