In this education Law proceeding, the plaintiff Beatriz Vergara and others challenged the tenure policies of California public school teachers. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of nine individual public school students. The allegations against the defendants were that ineffective teachers are allowed to continue teaching even though their earlier performance had been inadequate. Plaintiff Beatriz Vergara and other joining plaintiffs were represented by attorneys Theodore Ted Boutrous and Marcellus McRae. The defense comprises of California Teachers Association and the State of California. California Teachers Association was represented by attorney James Finberg. The State of California was represented by attorneys Nimrod Elias and Susan Carson.
The court found that all the challenged statutes were unconstitutional and the injunctions were stayed.