Education in the Media
NJEA Boss Testifies in Support of Legislation to Change Teacher TenureJune 18, 2012
The bill links tenure retention to teaching performance, and would require four years for teachers to earn tenure, rather than three. It does not affect the practice of "last in, first out," however, under which seniority rights are a factor when districts need to reduce staff.
Sen. Teresa Ruiz, the bill's sponsor, said "compromise" went into the bill.
The bill is being heard by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.
Sen. Paul Sarlo, committee chairman, said he believes "this bill does have a lot of support."