Teacher-tenure reform under way in many states

Several states are attempting to revise their teacher-tenure systems by making teachers wait longer to earn the designation or by linking tenure to improved teachers' evaluations. In some states where teachers unions have resisted change, tenure reform is being combined with legislative initiatives favored by educators. In Florida, however, the legislature has been unwilling to offer such concessions and is poised to adopt a bill that would abolish teacher tenure, despite opposition from teachers and unions.

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