September 10 | Los Angeles Times

By George Skelton

The quality of California public schools — and most specifically their teachers — is a top issue in this election season. And it's about time.

It's front and center because of a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge's ruling in June. Judge Rolf M. Treu, appointed by Republican Gov. Pete Wilson in 1995, threw out some state laws governing teacher job security, declaring them unconstitutional.

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