Unions win a victory in a closely-watched California case


In a major victory for unions, a California appeals court reversed a lower court ruling that threw out tenure and other job protections for the state's public school teachers.

The case was being closely watched across the country because advocates argued allowing administrators to more easily fire bad teachers would improve schools and student performance. Right now, there are a series of job protections that are evoked before school districts can remove a teacher.

"I think it's a win certainly for educators, but also a win for students," California Teachers Association President Eric C....

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