While on hold, California court ruling on teacher job protections could reverberate elsewhere

  • by: LINDA DEUTSCH , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 11, 2014 - 2:25 AM

LOS ANGELES — A first-of-its-kind court ruling that concluded California's union-backed teacher tenure, layoff and dismissal laws infringe on students' rights to an equal public education adds fire to a debate over whether the job protections afforded professional educators are partly to blame for what ails the nation's schools, experts said.

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