NC teacher tenure law ruled unconstitutional

Generic classroom // teaching (WGHP file photo)

RALEIGH, N.C. — A judge ruled Friday that a law cutting teacher job protections in North Carolina is unconstitutional, according to the Associated Press.

Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood said veteran teachers have an established right to a layer of review beyond school administrators when they face firing, according tot he report.

Hobgood says the law passed by Republican lawmakers in 2013 violates constitutional rights that protect contracts and prevents governments from taking a person’s property.

North Carolina law for more than 40 years has said veteran teachers cannot be fired or demoted except for a series of listed reasons that include poor performance, immorality and insubordination.

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