California court strikes down teacher tenure system

[JURIST] A judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court [official website] on Tuesday ruled [opinion, PDF] that the state’s system for tenure and seniority for public school teachers is unconstitutional. The plaintiffs, nine California public school students, challenged five provisions of the California Education Code [text] that provide teachers employed for more than 18 months with strong job security and require layoffs to be made based solely on time employed. Judge Rolf Treu, imposing the high evidentiary standard of…


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