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Teacher Job Protections Vs. Students' Education In Calif.

NPR | Jan. 26, 2014 9:47 a.m.

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Eric Westervelt

A potentially landmark lawsuit goes to trial Monday in California. At issue: whether job protections for public school teachers undermine a student’s constitutional right to an adequate education. The students and parents who filed the lawsuit see it as a potential model for challenging teacher protection laws in other states. Unions and state officials say the lawsuit demonizes teachers and has no merit.

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