Strunk is international expert on landmark Vergara ruling
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.
- “The Vergara ruling is a victory for California public school students, but further reforms are still needed to protect students’ rights to a high quality education”, The London School of Economics and Political Science
- “Judge Rules California Teacher Tenure Laws Unconstitutional”, KTLA 5
- “Los Angeles Judge’s decision to toss teacher tenure shows strength of union adversaries”, KPCC
- “Poll shows state voters are willing to weaken teacher job protections”, Los Angeles Times
- “Unions fighting back — ALEC’s academic agenda — What’s up with the Common Core in North Carolina?”, Politico
- “Poll finds California voters opposed to teacher tenure”, Los Angeles Register
- “Californians Like Teachers But Hate Teachers’ Lifelong Tenure and Seniority: Poll”, LA Weekly
- “New USC Poll: Public Approval for Testing and Evaluations”, Los Angeles School Report