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|Tenured teachers in Los Angeles|
Unified School District lose 'last
hired, first laid off rights'.
"The court today handed these children an umbrella in a hurricane," said Mark Rosenbaum, legal director for of the ACLU of LA, which brought the suit on behalf of students.
"This is a historic decision for the state of California," stated John Deasy, deputy superintendent of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). "The court stood and lifted up the voice of youth. That voice was loud and clear."
"What it is really saying is that experience in teaching has no value," she said. "We feel that this remedy, if allowed to go through, will actually exacerbate the problem."
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