You know that the zeitgeist in New Jersey has tilted away from the merits of teacher tenure when The Star-Ledger Editorial board denounces it. Today’s editorial praises both Reverend Reginald Jackson and Newark Superintendent Clifford B. Janey, who recently have spoken out against teacher tenure on the grounds that it keeps incompetent teachers in the classroom.
From the editorial:
Tenure is not necessary for a school system to attract and keep quality teachers. It’s not even necessary to protect good teachers from being fired unjustly. Teachers would benefit more from better training, support from administration, rewards for good performance and a fair, impartial evaluation system.