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Attack on Teachers Leads to Shortage

Who knew attacking teachers by creating evaluation systems that insult their professionalism and robbing them of the protections of tenure would result in a teacher shortage? It turns out, there’s new evidence to suggest that not only are these measures causing experienced teachers to leave, but also resulting in fewer people turning to teaching as […]

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Notes on Teacher Tenure

Steven Singer offers a spirited defense of teacher tenure — here are his key points: 1) Tenure does not mean a job for life. It just means you have to follow due process before firing a teacher. Many other jobs have similar due process rights for their workers that they don’t call tenure. Unfortunately that […]

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Teachers Fight Back Against Tenure Attack

In the wake of the Vergara decision in California, two groups in New York have brought lawsuits challenging teacher tenure in that state. The groups claim that teacher tenure is arbitrary and unfairly punishes low-income students. Teachers are already fighting back against such claims. Specifically, the United Federation of Teachers notes that tenure provides an […]

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