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Release: #16-29
April 14, 2016
Contact: Communications
E-mail: communications@cde.ca.gov
Phone: 916-319-0818

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Applauds Appellate Court Ruling Overturning Vergara v. California Decision

SACRAMENTO – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson released the following statement on the Second Appellate District Court decision to overturn the 2014 Vergara v. California ruling:

"All of our students deserve great teachers. Teachers are not the problem in our schools – they are the answer to helping students succeed on the pathway to 21st century college and careers.

"The Appellate Court clearly recognized that Vergara was a flawed ruling and overturned it unanimously. Now we can move forward together to recruit, train, and support talented and dedicated educators in school districts all across our great state."

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Tom Torlakson — State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100

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