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.