Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Kansas Supreme Court Upholds Law Ending Teacher Tenure

Originally published on January 20, 2017 3:29 pm

The Kansas Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from the state's largest teacher's union appealing a ruling on teacher tenure.

In a blow to teachers in Kansas, the state Supreme Court Friday upheld a 2014 law that stripped educators of due process before being fired.
In a unanimous ruling the court rejected an appeal by the Kansas National Education Association (KNEA) that argued the law violated the constitutional ban of one bill covering more than one subject. KNEA claimed since the bill covered both appropriations and policy the act was unconstitutional.
In an opinion written by Justice Dan Biles, the court roundly rejected that argument ... read more