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California Court Upholds Teacher Tenure

Posted Apr 15, 2016

In Vergara v. State of California, a panel of the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District reversed an earlier court ruling  that had declared California’s teacher tenure and dismissal laws unconstitutional.  Judge Boren wrote, “the evidence presented at trial highlighted likely drawbacks to the current tenure, dismissal, and layoff statutes, but it did not demonstrate a facial constitutional violation…Plaintiffs elected not to target local administrative decisions and instead opted to challenge the statutes themselves.  This was a heavy burden and one plaintiffs did not carry”.  Read articles in the Sacramento Bee and Los Angeles Times.