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The Tenure Debate: Pros and Cons

Across the nation, teacher tenure is becoming a major flash point in many states. Florida and New Jersey are considering ending tenure altogether. Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania are also considering significant changes. Teacher tenure is the increasingly controversial form of job protection that public school teachers and university professors in all states receive after one to seven years on the job. As you’ll learn in the pros and cons about tenure in this article, tenure isn’t a guarantee that teachers will retain their jobs for life. And, considering all the other threats to teachers’ positions — including being falsely accused of a variety of matters — teachers may find that their teaching performances are more important than ever. Continue reading →