On Thursday in Los Angeles, an appeals court began to review the decision in the 2014 case that took away the seniority and tenure system that had been in place to protect teachers in public schools. L.A. Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu, who ruled on the case in 2014, found that teachers were able to earn job protections in just two years and that the process to fire them was far too complex. The judge also found that the current system favored unionization over performance during layoffs. The three justices hearing the case will have 90 days to issue a ruling.
See Joy Resmovits and Howard Blume, The Los Angeles Times, February 26, 2016