Discussion in 'Education' started by chanel, Jan 14, 2011.
yes and no...teacher deserve some sort of job security but not the job for life no matter what that tenure seems to bring...it is not right to make a teacher worry over the summer if the contract will be renewed.....i vote limited tenure with yearly reviews plus at least a 6 month notice if your contract is not being renewed
Teachers can earn their job security like everyone else.
The minute any employee becomes unproductive or does not perform up to standards they should be let go.
I don't think anyone should be guaranteed a job for life. It is ridiculous.
o skull you are always so harsh....teachers cannot be dismissed in a hour...you are not working with products ...you are working with kids....kids need the security of a teacher being there all year etc.
5 yr contracts are too long...should be year to year
NJ teachers have had it better than most teachers in the country for a long time. The district in which I teach has teachers on 1 year contracts. We are evaluated annually and have to sign a new contract before the school year starts. We pay into our health and retirement plans. We have had no step or COLA increase in two years and the number of contract days have been cut for most teachers which translates to a pay cut.
I'm not complaining, just comparing my system to the situation in New Jersey.
I think if a teacher is good at their job, then the school should keep them. If they are not, they should fire their asses. Education is absolutely fundamental to the future of the country. It is too important to play favorites.
I agree the system has to change. The tenure system is seriously flawed.
I do think that teachers need some sort of job security, otherwise districts will get rid of older teachers who get higher pay, in favor of new teachers who make lower salaries.
I also think it's a mistake to blame teachers for bad outcomes that often result from societal ills. Their hands are tied with discipline, and some schools are war zones. Other schools are filled with pampered rich kids who need to be spoon fed, whose parents will lawyer up when little Johnnie gets suspended for breaking the rules...
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