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**FILE** Attorneys Theodore Boutrous (second from left) and Marcellus McRae (third from left), representing nine California public school students who are suing the state to abolish its laws on teacher tenure, seniority, and other protections, walk to a news conference outside the Los Angeles Superior Court on Jan. 27, 2014. Their case Vergara v. California is the latest battle in a growing nationwide challenge to union-backed protections for teachers. (Associated Press)
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**FILE** Attorneys Theodore Boutrous (second from left) and Marcellus McRae (third from left), representing nine California public school students who are suing the state to abolish its laws on teacher tenure, seniority, and other protections, walk to a news conference outside the Los Angeles Superior Court on Jan. 27, 2014. Their case Vergara v. California is the latest battle in a growing nationwide challenge to union-backed protections for teachers. (Associated Press)

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