Tenure protects good teachers. – J. Wilson

Wilson, John. (2012, March 5). “Tenure protects good teachers.” Ed Week.  Retrieved from: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/john_wilson_unleashed/2012/03/tenure_protects_good_teachers.html

The author writes a short history lesson about why tenure exists, reminds readers that tenure does not mean a teacher can’t be fired, and cautions us about could happen if we do away with fair dismissal laws.

I know teachers do not have tenure in the pure definition of guaranteed lifetime employment that was available in some higher education institutions long ago. Instead, teachers have fair employment and dismissal procedures that protect them from dismissal for arbitrary, capricious, and discriminatory reasons after completing a probationary period.


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