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Dean Johnson Comments for Christian Science Monitor on California Teacher Tenure Ruling

Dean Kevin R. Johnson commented for the Christian Science Monitor on a Los Angeles Superior Court decision striking down five key California rules affecting the hiring and firing of teachers. Dean Johnson cautioned that the decision is "far from final."

"The first appeal will be to the California Court of Appeals and then probably to the California Supreme Court," he said. "A decision of this nature by the state's highest court would have national ripple effects. A trial court ruling does not attract similar attention and does not have similar national impacts."

Dean Johnson's comments in the Christian Science Monitor were also cited in the Wall Street Journal's Law Blog.

Kevin R. Johnson is Dean and Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicana/o studies at UC Davis School of Law. He is an internationally recognized scholar in the fields of immigration law and policy, refugee law, and civil rights.

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