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Vergara trial resumes but for how long — a day or maybe weeks

LA School Report | March 4, 2014

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Judge Rolf Treu

Judge Rolf Treu, L.A. Superior Court

It could be a monumental day in the Vergara vs. California trial. Or it could just lead to more testimony.

Lawyers are expecting California Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu to decide whether to throw the case out, as the defendants are asking, or keep it going, as the plaintiffs are urging.

The decision turns on whether he believes the plaintiffs, after four weeks of testimony, have failed to show that California public school children have been denied access to quality education because of state laws that protect ineffective teachers. If he agrees, he’ll rule for the defendants — the state and its two big teachers union.

If he believes Elizabeth Vergara and the eight other student plaintiffs have made a case, then the trial goes on.

It all starts at 1:30 p.m.

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