My post today at WHYY's Newsworks:
New Jersey's tenure reform bill is now approved by the State Legislature and should be graced by Gov. Christie's signature soon, his protestations to the contrary.
Read the rest here.
Sen. Teresa Ruiz, architect of the bill and doula of the lengthy labor of collaboration, was hailed by Sen. Loretta Weinberg as a miracle worker — "We're going to next send you to the Middle East to take on the peace process," Weinberg said — and there's an air of celebration in NJEA offices and local reform organizations, both of whom claim victory.
It's great to have a tenure reform bill infused with important principles like staff accountability, limits on tenure rights, and the preservation of due process.
Now comes the hard part: implementation. What will it take to make this bill work?