Judge Says NY Teacher Tenure Suit Can Proceed

NEW YORK (AP) -

A lawsuit that aims to revise New York’s teacher tenure rules can proceed, state Supreme Court Justice Philip Minardo ruled on Friday, denying a motion by the teachers union to dismiss the suit.

The plaintiffs argue that teacher tenure and layoffs by seniority deprive students of the sound, basic education they are guaranteed under the state constitution.

Plaintiff Mona Davids says she thinks change is coming and the teachers union will be held accountable.