Strunk is international expert on landmark Vergara ruling

June 30, 2014
Dr. Katharine O. Strunk

Dr. Katharine O. Strunk

USC Rossier Professor Katharine Strunk has emerged as an expert and thought leader in the growing national, and international, conversation regarding the controversial “Vergara vs. California” ruling.

In this case, the judge struck down several key teacher job protections, affirming in his findings that such rules had an adverse impact on high-need students. Strunk’s ongoing research in teacher unions, the teacher labor market, K-12 policy and accountability, has been recognized and cited as the case is debated across the country. In addition to numerous articles in American media, Strunk was asked to write a blog column describing the case for the London School of Economics.