Teachers’ unions suffered a major legal setback Tuesday after a Los Angeles judge ruled that state laws governing teacher tenure are unconstitutional.
Attorneys in a widely-watched trial calling into question tenure and other employment protections granted to teachers statewide presented their closing arguments Thursday.
The advocacy group Students Matter filed a lawsuit on behalf of nine public school students against the state stating that the policies allow bad teacher to stay in the classroom.
Bob Filner ended his brief but tumultuous tenure as mayor Friday amid allegations that he sexually harassed women.
An actress and former Pomona College professor filed a wrongful termination lawsuit Tuesday, alleging she was denied tenure because she is Latina.
Lawyers for seven California schoolchildren are suing the state in an attempt to overturn five laws they say violate their constitutional right to a fair education because they protect bad teachers.