LA Unified Dropped as Defendant in Vergara Lawsuit
LA School Report | September 20, 2013
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Via LA Daily News
After a settlement agreement with the plaintiff, Los Angeles Unified was dropped as a defendant in a lawsuit that claims students’ rights to equal educational opportunities are being violated by state laws governing teacher tenure, job security and seniority.
The dismissal came Wednesday in a suit filed 16 months ago by the advocacy group Students Matter on behalf of Los Angeles Unified student Beatriz Vergara and eight other schoolchildren from around California.
Attorneys for Students Matter said yesterday that the Menlo Park-based nonprofit will continue to pursue the case against Gov. Jerry Brown, state schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson and the state Department of Education.
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