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Added Certification requirements did not deprive teachers of due process

July/August 2009

The imposition of new certification requirements for teachers, as a result of federal No Child Left Behind legislation, did not deprive a teacher of due process although he lost his job as a result of the requirements, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut ruled July 22 (Ronald J. Sutton v. Abigail L. Hughes, et al.).

The court granted a motion by the defendants, the Connecticut State Department of Education, for dismissal of the complaint.

The case involved the termination of Ronald J. Sutton's employment as a teacher with . . .

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