Letter: Judge's ruling on teacher tenure

If the changes that won unanimous Board of If the changes that won unanimous Board of Regents approval Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, win final approval from the Regents in January as scheduled, they would first take effect with teenagers who entered ninth grade in 2011 and are due to graduate in June 2015. Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

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A California judge has ruled that tenure protection for teachers, which has been in place for generations, is suddenly unconstitutional ["Don't weaken teacher evals," Editorial, June 12]. Does he also support mandatory retirement for judges who serve long after they are in a state of advanced intellectual decomposition?

When it comports with their bias, judges like to trot out the Constitution like it was an expert witness in support of their prejudice. Libertarians are particularly tickled by citing the Constitution, correctly pointing out that nowhere in this document does it expressly forbid texting while driving. Neither did the framers of our nation demand that we wear seat-belts in our SUVs.

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The Constitution is more flexible than Gumby and has more uses than the wheel.

Ron Isaac, Fresh Meadows

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