Teacher Tenure Fight Comes to New York City

By Beth Fertig and Gwynne Hogan, wnyc.org

Seven parents filed a lawsuit with New York State Supreme Court on Monday seeking to overturn teacher tenure laws that they said prevent their children from receiving a “sound basic education” that is guaranteed by New York State’s constitution.

Teachers unions stand in way of education reform

By Cynthia Tucker, albanyherald.com

In much of the country, parents are already buying school supplies for the start of the academic year — a departure from days of yore. Many of us remember a school year that started after Labor Day, with summer a carefree stretch of about three months.