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Judge: Teacher tenure robs poor kids of education

Judge: Teacher tenure robs poor kids of education
Posted June 10th, 2014 @ 12:27pm by John Johnson, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – No more tenure for teachers? A judge in California ruled that granting lifetime jobs to educators often results in lousy schools in poor neighborhoods, reports the Los Angeles Times. Citing Brown v. Board of Education, Judge Rolf Treu said tenure for public school teachers violates the state's constitution because it deprives students of their right to an education, reportsNBC Los Angeles. He stayed his decision pending appeals, but the victory is expected to trigger similar lawsuits across the country, reports the New York Times.

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