Plaintiffs ask court to affirm teacher-tenure, layoff ruling

Jun 24, 2015 3:45 PM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Plaintiffs are asking a California appeals court to affirm a landmark judgment finding the state's teacher tenure and layoff laws unconstitutional.

The nine public school students backed by non-profit Students Matter filed their appeal brief Wednesday, nearly two months after attorneys for the state and California's teachers unions asked the 2nd District Court of Appeal to overturn the case.

A Superior Court judge found five California Education Code provisions unconstitutional because they deprive some of the state's 6.2 million students a quality education in 2014. The judge ruled the statutes particularly burden poor and minority students.

In response to the state's appeal, plaintiffs say appellants are asking the court to "turn a blind eye to severe educational inequalities" stemming for "excessive teacher job privileges."

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