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California judge rules teacher protections unconstitutional




David Welch is the main funder of the Vergara vs. California lawsuit. He founded the Silicon Valley tech company Infinera.
David Welch is the main funder of the Vergara vs. California lawsuit. He founded the Silicon Valley tech company Infinera.
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A long-awaited verdict in the Vergara vs. California trial over the future of teacher tenure has finally come down.

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Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu struck down three California laws that protect the jobs of hundreds of thousand of public school teachers. He found the laws "disproportionately" harm poor kids.

Joining us with more is KPCC education reporter Adolfo Guzman Lopez.