WATCH: The Impact of Vergara v. California on the Future of Education—A National School Choice Week Event


Last year, a landmark education case took aim at laws protecting bad teachers–and the students won. Vergara v. California reaffirmed the fundamental right of every student to learn from effective teachers and have an equal opportunity to succeed in school, paving the way for teacher accountability and greater choice. In his ruling on the case, The Honorable Judge Rolf M. Treu noted that "All sides to this litigation agree that competent teachers are a critical, if not the most important, component of success of a child's in-school education experience. All sides also agree that grossly ineffective teachers substantially undermine the ability of that child to succeed in school."

Watch above for a discussion, livestreamed on Thursday, featuring Vergara plaintiff Julia Macias and her family as well as others involved in the legal proceedings.

And don't miss out on Reason TV's new video on this historic case below.


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  1. Who knew that judicial activism might actually impose a *sane,* rather than an *insane* policy on a state?

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    “Production of “Drink of the Devil” has been in full swing at a distillery on original Hatfield land, bringing batches to the nation’s store shelves using the original recipe of family patriarch William Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield….

    “After the state passed legislation allowing for regulated moonshine distilleries, Chad Bishop, a former longtime coal miner who also comes from a long line of family moonshiners, acquired the necessary permits in 2012. The distillery started shipping to the state Alcohol Beverage Control warehouse in November 2013 for distribution to retailers….

    “The operation is in an ongoing trademark dispute with a Missouri-based group of investors that also wants the Hatfield and McCoy family names on its moonshine products. Chiartas said he’s confident an agreement will be worked out that lets both parties use the names.”…..22151.html

    1. As a direct descendant who still carries the name, I want royalties. (says the moocher).

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