One special education attorney has brought a federal lawsuit against a school district due to retaliation he faced after trying to raise awareness concerning special education issues. He felt that his students suffering with disabilities were discriminated against. However, after trying to advocate for these children he claimed that his rights were violated as he faced retaliation from the school district.
There has been an ongoing lawsuit concerning layoffs of teachers in a number of low-income middle schools in Los Angeles Unified School District that has just been settled. The so-called churning of teachers was said to be responsible for instability within the school district. It has also been believed that higher rates of retention and additional specialized training will prevent further layoffs from occurring.