Mike Szymanski | LA School Report
“Attorneys representing the students in Vergara v. California filed a petition Tuesday to take the case to the California Supreme Court. Last month the Court of Appeal overturned a Los Angeles Supreme Court ruling in the case, which challenges teacher tenure, layoff laws and dismissal policies.
‘The Court of Appeal flatly got it wrong,’ said Josh Lipshutz, one of the attorneys for the students who claimed they were wrongfully discriminated against by being assigned ineffective teachers because they lived in low-income areas. ‘This is extremely important to the California education system and the children of the state, and we hope the California Supreme Court will see the merits of our petition.'”