CALIF TEACHER TENURE 6

Monica Almeida/The New York Times

Julia Macias, one of the nine student plaintiffs in Vergara v. California, speaks outside Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday after a judge declared California’s teacher dismissal rules unconstitutional. From left are her parents, Joe and Evelyn Macias, and their daughter Lucy; Russlyn Ali, former assistant secretary for civil rights in the U.S. Department of Education; and Students Matter founder David Welch.

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