Minn. Senate advances bill to end teacher-tenure protections

02/28/2012 | Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

Lawmakers in the Minnesota state Senate passed a bill that would scrap the current system in which teachers earn and retain tenure protections. Proponents of the bill support basing layoffs on teacher effectiveness, rather than seniority. However, critics say the change is an attack on teacher job security and the unions. The Senate bill must be reconciled with a similar bill approved by the House before it heads to the governor.

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