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California teacher tenure and seniority system is struck down

posted Jun 14, 2014, 8:42 AM by Gary Jones   [ updated Jun 14, 2014, 8:50 AM ]

The tenure and seniority system that has long protected California public school teachers, even ineffective ones, was struck down Tuesday in a court decision that could change hiring and firing policies nationwide.

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan called the ruling a nationwide "mandate" to change similar "laws, practices and systems that fail to identify and support our best teachers and match them with our neediest students." He said the welfare of "millions of young people" is at stake.

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