Video: Michelle Rhee Discusses Lawsuits Aimed at Tenure

Published July 30, 2014

Parents have filed a lawsuit on behalf of seven children against New York’s union-backed tenure rules, after a California judge in a similar suit agreed the rules send the worst teachers to the neediest students. 

Former Washington DC education chancellor Michelle Rhee joins the Wall Street Journal’s Opinion Journal to discuss the lawsuit and how incredibly difficult it is to fire a bad teacher. 

“In states where the legislature refuses to move on these issues and put new laws and policies in place, parents are getting really frustrated by that and are going to take this to the courts,” Rhee said.