The California Teachers Assn. lost a federal suit challenging part of Proposition 227, which requires that students be taught in English.
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, agreeing with a lower court, left intact the right of parents and guardians to sue if a teacher “willfully and repeatedly” violates the voter-approved initiative.
The court agreed with a judge who rejected CTA contentions that the provision is vague and violates teachers’ free speech rights.
No teacher has been sued for violating Proposition 227, which abolished most bilingual education programs.