NC House panel approves teacher tenure changes

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Submitted: Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:38am
Updated: Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:38am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The solution offered by the North Carolina House to retool teacher tenure rules has cleared a policy panel with little debate.

The House Education Committee voted Tuesday in favor of a measure sponsors say will make it easier to fire poorly-performing teachers.

The bipartisan measure differs from a proposal backed by Senate leader Phil Berger that would phase out job-protecting tenure over five years and replace it with teacher contracts of one to four years.

House members instead want to label teachers as having “non-probationary status” after four years of highly effective work. Teachers could lose that status – and possibly their jobs – if they receive poor evaluations two years in a row and don’t improve within the next two.

The bill’s next scheduled stop is the House floor.

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2 Comments on "NC House panel approves teacher tenure changes"

2015 years 8 months ago

What criteria?


2015 years 8 months ago

Yay, no more teacher’s negative perception about the students. Now all teachers are required to do their job of educating our children regardless of the diverse population. Maybe I will return to teaching now that the playing field is leveled.