In a win for unions, appeals court reverses ruling that threw out teacher tenure in California - LA Times

In a major victory for unions, a California appeals court reversed a lower court ruling that threw out tenure and other job protections for the state's public school teachers.

The case was being closely watched across the country because advocates argued allowing administrators to more easily fire bad teachers would improve schools and student performance. Right now, there are a series of job protections that are evoked before school districts can remove a teacher.

A judge’s 2014 ruling in the case, Vergara vs. California, held that several key job protections for teachers are so harmful to students that they deprive children of their constitutional right to an education.