Tussle Over Teacher Tenure
The San Jose Teachers Association, the local teachers union, and the San Jose Unified School District are requesting a waiver from the State Board of Education to allow a three-year review period for granting teacher tenure in select cases. The California Department of Education and the California Teachers Association, the statewide organization that is the parent union, oppose the local request. Jessica Aguirre reports. (Published Thursday, Mar 20, 2014)
Updated at 9:16 AM PST on Friday, Mar 21, 2014
In California, public school teachers earn permanent status, often referred to as “tenure,” after two years on the job.
The law has been on the books for decades.
Now the teachers union in San Jose and the school district there are together asking for flexibility in tenure law.
But they are running into strong opposition.