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Class Action: Teacher Tenure on Trial

By Jessica Aguirre, Barb Kunz and David Burgess
|  Friday, Feb 28, 2014  |  Updated 11:31 AM PDT
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In this edition of Class Action, Jessica Aguirre examines legal maneuvers in a high-profile lawsuit that could radically alter public education in California.

In this edition of Class Action, Jessica Aguirre examines legal maneuvers in a high-profile lawsuit that could radically alter public education in California.

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Nine student plaintiffs are suing the state, saying employment statutes for teachers violate their rights to equal education. 

Their lawsuit was filed by Students Matter, a Bay Area nonprofit founded by Silicon Valley entrepreneur David Welch. 

An Oakland teacher says the suit is a high-profile diversion from the real issue – years of budget cuts she says hobble California’s public schools.

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