I am not so sanguine over what ultimately happens on appeal.
This really isn't about teachers anyway or even unions. This is part of the wholesale onslaught against what remains of the middle class by the elites and their puppets (like Obama) making policy. It's all about greed, unfettered greed.
But to note the obvious:
One thing the liars who hate “tenure” fail to note is the fact school districts play fast and loose with the terminology. The fact is the only teachers who are considered “fired” or “dismissed” in the educrat world are those post-probationary employees who actually bother to go through the hearings and “lose.” However, school districts get rid of vastly more people than those who go through the hearings.
Here are the instances where teachers are fired for all intents and purposes. They number in the thousands, if not tens of thousands, a year. The vast majority have not committed any criminal act or act that would have their licenses sanctioned:
Teachers are forced to resign.
Teachers are forced into early retirement.
Teachers who are probationary and are not “renewed.”
Teachers who resign in “lieu of a dismissal”; i.e., those who take the severance agreements after the district has decided to terminate their employment.
Teachers who go through the sham tribunals and are “dismissed" because they "lost."
The only instance where teachers are NOT fired but are let go is in the event of a layoff due to a position being eliminated or because of budgetary reasons. Those are called “reductions in force.”
Someday I am going to write a novel based on my experiences with the ed bureaucracy. I have been kicking around the idea for the past few weeks. I plan to call the book "Lesson Plans." It should be put under "fantasy," but unfortunately my experiences are all too real.