Minnesota: Why Campbell Brown’s Lawsuit Against Tenure was Thrown Out
A big “OOPS” in Minnesota! Thanks Campbell Brown for letting us learn that “Minnesota Charter schools, which do not have tenure, are disproportionally represented among Minnesota’s lowest performing schools.”
Earlier today, I posted Mercedes Schneider’s report about Campbell Brown’s failed lawsuit in Minnesota, where she was trying to get another Vergara-style decision to abolish teacher tenure.
I noted that the judge who tossed the lawsuit said that Brown and her “Partnership for Educational Justice” failed to show a connection between low test scores.
But the state’s own filing against the lawsuit added another important point, which I overlooked. Charter schools are disproportionately represented among the state’s lowest scoring schools, and their teachers do not have tenure. That argument blew a huge hole in the claim of Brown and her PEJ that tenure “causes” low test scores.
Here is the quote that Mercedes drew from the state’s document:
“Plaintiffs Lack Standing. The State Defendants demonstrated in their initial memorandum that Plaintiffs lacked standing because their First Amended Complaint failed to identify a concrete, particularized, and actual or imminent “injury-in-fact,” fairly…
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