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Long Overdue

This is something I could definitely get on board with. I know there were reasons why tenure was implemented but it's become a bane to the education system in more ways than one. Having worked in a school district for ten years in a small rural school in NY state, I've seen the ugliest side of this, where a teacher was sexually inappropraite with a student (twice) and their hands were tied because of tenure. A relative slap on the wrist was all they could impose, after many tens of thousands of dollars to prosecute. Also the teachers who would "show up" for their workday, nothing more, while those who went above and beyond (usually the newest ones) were paid the same (or less), regardless of their contribution. Student performance MUST be put at issue as a duty of the school district (no more blaming the students): It's one thing to teach at children, a whole other thing as to whether they're actually learning.


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