Editorial: Race to the Top an opportunity for revising teacher tenure rules
April 11, 2010
Good teachers are invaluable, but ineffective teachers can cause a lot of educational damage. The process by which teachers are granted lifetime protection through tenure needs to be reformed. The federal Race to the Top education grant competition offers an opportunity to do so in Michigan.
For decades, getting rid of poor teachers has been a dauntingly lengthy and expensive process because of legislation and teacher union contract provisions.
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Upon review of A Framework for Michigan Educator Evaluations, the joint proposal drafted by the AFT, MEA and MASSP, I find that it has several quality aspects, some shortcomings, and it raises some issues for bargaining. Allow me to share my observations.
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