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How the Vergara v. California teacher tenure case came to be




Vergara vs. California plaintiff, Elizabeth Vergara speaks during a lunch break news conference during the closing arguments of the trial in Los Angeles.
Vergara vs. California plaintiff, Elizabeth Vergara speaks during a lunch break news conference during the closing arguments of the trial in Los Angeles.
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Educators across the country are wondering about the ripple effect over the decision yesterday to strike down tenure and other job protections for California's public school teachers.

RELATED: LA school teachers say Vergara ruling feels like an attack

Teacher unions have vowed to appeal the ruling, which might never have happened were it not for a man named David Welch. 

RELATED: Vergara trial: Calif. judge says state teacher protections unconstitutional (updated)

KPCC's education reporter Adolfo Guzman Lopez joins Take Two to talk about the genesis of the lawsuit Vergara versus California.



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