October 6 | The Huffington Post

By Bootsie Battle-Holt

As a teacher in Los Angeles Unified School District, I've followed the discussion around teacher tenure, dismissal, and layoffs—a conversation that gained national attention with the Vergara v. California decision in June—carefully. For most teachers I know, the debate is personal—not just because it's about our jobs, but because as teachers who are always striving to do our best work for our students, we want and need to be surrounded by colleagues who help each other by doing excellent work, too.


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