Fran Tarkenton, a Hall-of-Fame NFL quarterback, says teacher tenure gives employees no incentive to exceed expectations and perform better.
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October 06, 2011
March 16, 2011
A bill to eliminate teacher tenure and require districts to institute merit pay keyed to teacher evaluation awaits the signature of Fla. Gov. Rick Scott's desk.
February 01, 2011
Florida lawmakers reintroduced a bill that would make changes to teacher pay, this time including more safeguards and involving teachers in early negotiations.
January 13, 2011
Tough-talking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has finally gone ahead and said that he wants to end teacher tenure in favor of five-year renewable teacher contracts, the Wall Street Journal reports. And In Idaho, state Superintendent Tom Luna has also advocated eliminating tenure and basing part of a...
January 12, 2011
Michelle Rhee's Students First group unveils its policy proposals, which include abolishing tenure and giving districts sole control over teacher evaluations.
December 17, 2010
Even post-Race to the Top, state and local proposals to revise tenure are still cropping up, suggesting the issue will be on the table in 2011.
May 04, 2010
Colorado lawmakers are debating a bill to make test scores count in teacher and principal evaluations and make it easier to dismiss ineffective educators.
April 06, 2010
By now, I hope you've read my story wrapping up some of the action in Ohio, Delaware, Florida and Maryland to overhaul the system broadly known as tenure. The actual terms differ from place to place, but winning tenure generally means that teachers are granted due-process protections that require ex...
March 12, 2010
Legislators in Florida have advanced a bill that, if passed, would make aggressive changes to tenure law and would shift the entire state away from teacher pay based on credentials and longevity. Rather than a formal tenure law, the state has a rather odd distinction between annual contracts for te...
February 12, 2010
Leave it up to the Big Apple to make me look silly. I just got done writing how few examples there are of test scores being used for teacher dismissal and lo and behold, New York City is also moving forward on this front. GothamSchools has the scoop, including details on how the process would wor...