By The Associated Press
“NEWARK >> A group of parents from New Jersey’s largest school district have sued the state over a law that forces districts to layoff teachers based on seniority rather than performance.
The Newark parents filed their lawsuit Tuesday with the backing of a national education reform group.
The state law forbids districts from considering any factors other than seniority when laying off teachers due to budget cuts. The suit claims that violates students’ right to a ‘thorough and efficient’ education, making it unconstitutional.”