OPINION: California spends big to halt school-reform lawsuit

With close teacher’s union ally Tom Torlakson winning reelection to lead the state Department of Education, officials are now spending over $3 million to hire outside lawyers to fight a lawsuit by students who say problems with their schools violate their right to an education.  Steven Greenhut writes in Human Events that the lawsuit has brought together the American Civil Liberties Unions (ACLU) with legislative Republicans and led many observers to urge the state to spend the $3 million improving schools instead of hiring lawyers.

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