NY tenure law faces new legal challenge
Updated: Monday, July 28 2014, 02:45 PM EDT
Albany, N.Y. (AP) -- A group founded by former CNN journalist Campbell Brown is challenging New York state's teacher tenure system.
Seven parents of public school children from New York City and Rochester filed a lawsuit Monday in Albany alleging that job protections violate a student's right to a quality education.
The lawsuit is the work of a group founded by Brown called the Partnership for Educational Justice.
A similar lawsuit was filed earlier this month in New York City.
The legal challenges come after a California judge ruled in June that job protections for teachers violate children's constitutional rights.
State teachers' union president Karen Magee says the lawsuit filed Monday is a politically motivated attack on public school teachers. She says teacher tenure benefits students by protecting good teachers from unfair employment decisions.