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Family Law News

Posted on: Jul 28, 2014

Concerned about the quality of their children's education, seven families filed suit to end teacher tenure in New York. The families claim that incompetent teachers are allowed to continue to teach young children due to the rules of tenure. However, they believe that this violates the children's rights to a solid education.

This is the second suit filed against teacher tenure in New York, and the two suits may eventually be combined.

To read more about the issue, check out this article.

Parents and families may begin earning greater legal rights to be able to cause change at public schools. California has a parent trigger law, which states that if 51 percent of parents at a failing school sign a petition, they can force major changes.

The issue at hand in New York is a similar example of parents seeking legal rights to influence change in the educational system.


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