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Teacher tenure falls in California

Posted: June 11, 2014 at 5:23 a.m.

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy checks his phone Tuesday outside the Stanley Mosk Courthouse while awaiting the verdict in the Vergara v. California lawsuit in Los Angeles. A judge struck down tenure and other job protections for California’s public-school teachers as unconstitutional.

A judge struck down tenure and other job protections for California's public-school teachers as unconstitutional Tuesday, saying such laws harm students by saddling them with bad teachers who are almost impossible to fire.

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