Eye on Education

California Judge Rejects Teacher Tenure Laws

A California judge has struck down the state’s teacher tenure laws, saying the rules have stripped students’ constitutional right to an education, the New York Times reports. Representatives from the teachers’ unions have said they plan to appeal the decision.

LOS ANGELES – A California judge ruled Tuesday that teacher tenure laws deprived students of their right to an education under the State Constitution and violated their civil rights. The decision hands teachers’ unions a major defeat in a landmark case, one that could radically alter how California teachers are hired and fired and prompt challenges to tenure laws in other states.

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