CA Students Go to Court Against Teacher Protection Laws

THE KIDS GO TO TRIAL: Nine California public school students have banded together with the nonprofit Students Matter to take California ed code to court. On Monday, Vergara vs. California went to trial in LA County, during which LAUSD ninth grader Beatriz Vergara and her fellow plaintiffs challenged three areas of code involving teacher firing and layoffs processes. The students’ attorneys contend that “the statutes prevent the removal of ‘grossly ineffective’ teachers from schools.” Sup. John Deasy’s response? LAUSD can’t dismiss those teachers because of time and cost. More from the LA Times here.

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