With little legislative luck, an advocacy group in California aims to get a referendum on the ballot making it easier to fire teachers for malfeasance.
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December 17, 2013
December 13, 2013
Plaintiffs may bring their challenge to five parts of California's education code relating to teacher employment.
November 01, 2013
Unions oppose details of a House bill requiring background checks for teachers.
October 10, 2013
California Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a proposal amending the state's teacher-dismissal processes.
September 13, 2012
There's no guarantee that teachers involved in such incidents will lose their licenses, because teachers can move from district to district without disclosing the cases, so the state is moving to stop that from happening in the future.
August 02, 2012
A recap of a Twitter debate on teacher due process in instances of inappropriate sexual misconduct with students.
June 28, 2012
Efforts to change process for dismissing teachers accused of misconduct in California and in New York State have both hit major roadblocks, illuminating the degree to which this difficult area of policy remains a contentious and highly political one.
March 23, 2012
An analysis from California's Legislative Analyst's Office urges the state to consider revamping its teacher-layoff policies, including reducing the emphasis on seniority.
July 15, 2011
The District of Columbia plans to give raises and bonuses to more than 600 teachers and dismiss some 200 others based primarily on data generated by its teacher-evaluation system, officials announced today.
July 14, 2011
A state auditor finds improvements in the management of California's teacher-credentialing body.