Schools challenger would drop tenure-ruling appeal

Sep 25, 2014 5:42 PM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The challenger in the race for California's elected schools chief says if he wins in November he would immediately withdraw the state superintendent's appeal of a landmark legal decision that struck down teacher tenure laws and other job protections.

Former charter schools executive Marshall Tuck said Thursday during an appearance before the Sacramento Press Club that unlike incumbent Tom Torlakson he supports both the ruling and the goals of the student plaintiffs who brought the case.

Torlakson and Gov. Jerry Brown, the lawsuit's two defendants, have appealed the ruling. So have California's two largest teachers unions, meaning the appeal would still move forward without Tuck's backing if he wins.

Polls show that of all the statewide offices voters will fill in November, the nonpartisan superintendent's race is currently the tightest.

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