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ICYMI: New Jersey Parents Appeal Dismissal of Lawsuit Challenging Last In, First Out Teacher Layoff Policies

By Naomi Nix | May 25, 2017

Six Newark parents last week appealed a judge’s dismissal of their lawsuit challenging seniority-based teacher layoffs.

The lawsuit, HG v. Harrington, claimed that the “last in, first out” mandates governing teacher layoffs violate the right of children in low-income districts to a “thorough and efficient education.” The lawsuit was sponsored by the Partnership for Educational Justice.

New Jersey Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson tossed the case earlier this month, saying the plaintiffs had failed to establish how their children were harmed by the policies.

Read the appeal here.

More stories from The 74 on this and similar cases:

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New Jersey Judge Tosses Parents’ Lawsuit Claiming Last In, First Out Layoff Rules Harm Students
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Parents Cheer After Judge Denies Second Request to Dismiss New York Teacher Tenure Case

Editor’s Note: 74 co-founder and board member Campbell Brown founded the Partnership for Educational Justice. The Walton Family Foundation partially funds The 74 and PEJ.

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