Saturday, July 05, 2008

Tenure battles cost districts too much time, money

Addressing teacher tenure is not solely a DCPS issue, it is a national concern. I just came across this article that has been published last June 28:

Firing certain teachers in New York City can cost taxpayers $250,000, with some educators permitted to remain on district payrolls even after imprisonment for serious felonies. While union officials say tenure can protect innocent teachers, opponents say protecting bad teachers can take its toll on students. MSNBC/Associated Press

As I have shared in my earlier post on this subject, I agree that DCPS really has to throw away the rotten apples, they are a disgrace to the teaching profession. But how can we preserve the good and the best without putting them under the mercy of one person who can give a subjective decision? This is mind-boggling.


How do you think should teacher tenure be addressed?

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