Teacher tenure: Why should educators be different?

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February 2, 2012
Show-Me Institute
by Ben Barnes  
Posted in Commentary

"Most of us live in a world where doing consistently bad work means you lose your job. Not so for teachers. Under the current laws, a tenured teacher can be fired only for egregious conduct, such as willful or persistent violations of the school laws, excessive or unreasonable absences, and felony convictions. Even then, a severely truant teacher would get generous procedural protections from termination: a majority of the school board must vote to fire the teacher, and the teacher can appeal the board’s decision through an administrative hearing." (02/01/12)


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