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Minnesota Court Hears Teacher Tenure Lawsuit Appeal

On Wednesday, the Star Tribune’s Beena Raghavendran reported that the Minnesota Court of Appeals heard oral arguments for a lawsuit in which a group of parents are challenging the constitutionality of Minnesota’s teacher tenure, dismissal, and “last in, first out” laws. At the center of the lawsuit, which was initially dismissed by […continue]

New Lawsuit Challenges “Last In, First Out” Teacher Layoff Statutes

On Tuesday, a group of Newark families, supported by the nonprofit organization Partnership for Educational Justice, filed HG v. Harrington, a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of New Jersey’s “last in, first out” (LIFO) quality-blind teacher layoff statutes. The lawsuit asserts that New Jersey’s LIFO law violates students’ constitutional right to […continue]