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L.A. school board seeks change in law to expedite firing of some teachers

June 9, 2009 |  6:46 pm

The Los Angeles Unified School Board narrowly passed a resolution Tuesday making it a district priority to suggest changes to state law to expedite the firing of teachers accused of serious crimes.

A Times investigation found that firing permanent teachers can sometimes take years, and district officials say the process is cumbersome and expensive.

Teachers union officials said they were open to changing the system but opposed the resolution, saying they had not been included in discussions about the resolution.

It passed by a 4-3 margin.

-- Jason Song

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