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Sun Aug 28, 2016, 08:45 PM

California legal setback fails to discourage tenure opponents

Source: Reuters

U.S. | Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:17am EDT

California legal setback fails to discourage tenure opponents

By Alex Dobuzinskis | LOS ANGELES

A nationwide drive to weaken job guarantees for U.S. public school teachers shows no sign of fading away even though an extended legal battle to stop the practice of granting tenure in California went down in defeat last week.

The California challenge, which would have made it easier for school districts to fire teachers deemed to be underachievers, reached the end of the line when the California Supreme Court declined to take up the case.

The decision was a setback for advocates of sweeping changes in education that unionized teachers generally oppose, including a repeal of tenure and more funding for charter schools.

Even so, advocates of change have wasted little time in regrouping. One group has introduced a federal lawsuit in Connecticut aiming to boost student access to charter schools, while a second group announced plans for a lawsuit challenging teacher job protections in a still-undetermined state.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-teachers-tenure-idUSKCN1130BZ

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mike_c Aug 2016 #1

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Sun Aug 28, 2016, 10:57 PM

1. like cockroaches...

...they keep coming back no matter how many times you shine a light on them.

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