A Dec. 22 news article “NCAE sues to keep tenure” stated community concerns over the new law that denies teachers a hearing when principals want them fired. The right to a hearing is called tenure. Veteran teachers will now no longer have the right to a hearing even if previous principals rated them excellent on their evaluations.
Especially in middle schools, new principals arrive every three to five years or so. Each principal brings a different philosophy on how best to educate the students. “Teamwork” is valued more than performance. All too often unless teachers give up honored techniques developed over a period of years, they are fired. Once fired, these veteran teachers find it difficult to be rehired.
Larry Bob Evans