Now this will be an interesting lawsuit to watch

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From the Los Angeles Times:
Lawsuit takes on California teachers' job protections
Local school districts, state legislators and even a California governor have tried to limit teachers' job protections, among the most generous in the country. Efforts have all failed to rid public schools of ineffective teachers by making it easier to fire them and tougher for them to gain tenure and by stripping them of seniority rights.

Now proponents are taking their fight to another venue: the courtroom.

A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge will hear arguments this week over the constitutionality of laws that govern California's teacher tenure rules, seniority policies and the dismissal process � an overhaul of which could upend controversial job security for instructors.

The lawsuit, filed by the nonprofit, advocacy group Students Matter, contends that these education laws are a violation of the Constitution's equal protection guarantee because they do not ensure that all students have access to an adequate education.
What happens when you let unions dominate the bargaining process. They look out for their own and not the well-being of the students. Of course, their reason for piss poor performance is that they aren't getting enough money to do the job right -- if we just had another raise and better pension plan, things would turn around. And the people who agree to such bullcrap fail to do their homework and don't look at data such as this:
Source CATO Institute First blogged about it October, 2012 We could give all of the union teachers a chauffeured limousine and they would still ask for more (and the kids test scores would still be in the toilet). Who benefits and what is the taxpayer buying with their tax dollars? And oh yeah - LA Times again:
L.A. teachers union calls for 17.6% raise
The union that represents Los Angeles teachers is seeking a 17.6% salary increase, officials announced.

United Teachers Los Angeles also is calling for a restoration of school staffing to levels in place prior to the state�s recent economic recession. In addition, the union wants new rules that will protect the rights and jobs of teachers at persistently low-performing schools.

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