Students Say Calif. Laws Deny Their Right To Education

Law360, Los Angeles (January 27, 2014, 10:42 PM EST) -- One of the attorneys who successfully challenged California's same-sex marriage ban told a California judge on Monday that five state laws limiting administrators’ power to fire ineffective public school teachers violate California's constitution by denying students — especially low-income and minority students — their right to an education.

Gibson Dunn partner Theodore Boutrous Jr., representing nine California public school students aged seven to 17 in the suit filed by education reform nonprofit Students Matter, led off opening arguments Monday saying the state's laws governing tenure and...
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