Well what happens is … tenure is after three years in the state of New Jersey, tenure you have a lifetime job. So if you, seven years, 10 years into the job … it was almost impossible to get rid of a teacher. Now, with the evaluation processes that we're going to have going forward, teachers aren't performing as they should be and they get bad evaluations we can move to remove those teachers much more quickly.Politifact applauds the Senator’s veracity (if not his syntax). Under the new legislation, teachers still get tenure – after four years rather than three -- but consistently ineffective teachers can be fired after consistent ineffectiveness and administrative due diligence.
What he chose to highlight in the bill was interesting in itself. He played up the main thrust of the measure, that weaker teachers could now be brought up on tenure charges after two years of substandard evaluations.
But he neglected two issues that didn’t go his way. First, teacher seniority rights were left untouched as part of the political compromise. Second, language was added that prevents student test scores from being a “predominant” factor in all teacher evaluations.Go on, Governor. Celebrate a little. It’s a solid step forward, surely worth a photo op. We’ll get to LIFO. Go ahead and hug.
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