One of the most devastating aspects of unionized teachers is the concept of tenure. With tenure, a teacher can’t be fired for poor performance. Or, if it IS possible the process is so onerous that it is virtually impossible.
A bipartisan House bill that would change the state’s teacher tenure law moved swiftly through the House Education committee Tuesday.
The bill would allow veteran teachers to keep tenure, though they would lose it with two consecutive years of poor performance. Teachers with four years experience who are rated “highly effective” would be granted tenure.