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NY teacher tenure system faces new legal challenge

Created: 07/28/2014 2:39 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

A group founded by former CNN journalist Campbell Brown is challenging New York state's teacher tenure system.
    
Seven parents of public school children from New York City and Rochester filed a lawsuit Monday in Albany alleging that job protections violate a student's right to a quality education.
    
The lawsuit is the work of a group founded by Brown called the Partnership for Educational Justice.
    
A similar lawsuit was filed earlier this month in New York City.
    
The legal challenges come after a California judge ruled in June that job protections for teachers violate children's constitutional rights.
    
State teachers' union president Karen Magee says the lawsuit filed Monday is a politically motivated attack on public school teachers. She says teacher tenure benefits students by protecting good teachers from unfair employment decisions.





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