SneakPeek: I do feel this decision will be challenged based on the weakness of the judge's decision. He didn't explain what constitutes a bad teacher, he based his decision on weak testimony, and didn't explain how this would ensure every student would have a great — again, not defined — teacher in the classroom. I understand that there are bloggers who are gleefully basking in the judge's decision, but I have to wonder why are they so joyous about the evisceration of workers' rights in America. Shouldn't we be fighting to ensure every worker has due process before being fired erroneously by a petulant boss or someone who wants to make room for a family member? Shouldn't we be fighting to protect the ever-shrinking middle class?
Prof: Look, folks, Georgia just isn't California, New Jersey, Illinois, Michigan, New York or any of the other states with teachers' unions and a "permanent employment" type of tenure. So any legal precedent that's set in those states regarding unions and teacher tenure just won't relate to Georgia. Move to one of those states if you want to crow about the judge's ruling (now under appeal, I notice).