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Chris Christie Signs Teacher Tenure Reform Law in New Jersey

David1920 Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 11:47 AM
There need to be mechanisms to get rid of poor teachers quickly. With that, the tenure reform does not make students compliant, attentive, and hard working. Illinois has a four year probationary period (which politicized hiring; duh!) and meaningless tenure. So, is Illinois the best in the nation. Hardly. I know of no other profession that operates in such a manner. In all this, where is the mention of accountability of students? Expedient to go after teachers instead of parents.
Chris Christie signed into law this week a reform to New Jersey’s 103-year-old teacher tenure law. The reform is bipartisan in nature, with multiple Democratic sponsors in the New Jersey’s legislature and the support of the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA). The law, as pointed out by Teresa Shumay of the Heritage Foundation, is a step in the right direction .

The bill requires all teachers to undergo yearly evaluations based primarily on student performance, and any teacher who receives two consecutive negative evaluations can lose tenure. Lawmakers hope that these evaluations and consequences will not...