The Importance Of Teacher Tenure

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Going to sleep with the fear of not knowing if you are going to have a job tomorrow to support you or your family! That is exactly how non-tenure teachers feel. Every day there are thousands of teachers who go to work keeping in their mind if they are going to have a job for the next day. A teacher, in order to perform at the highest standards, must be well educated, convicted about particular areas of study, and dedicated to providing quality education for others. Teachers do not get paid the amount of money they deserve compared to the amount of hours, dedication, and effort they put into their jobs. This is why teachers deserve a kind of protection called “tenure”. Tenure is the practice of guaranteeing a teacher their job. The purpose …show more content…
For example, the teacher tenure reform claims that, “Teacher tenure is a justifiable reward for several al years of positive evaluation of school administrators”. Based on this we must conclude that teachers, who have been working effectively for years, should receive tenure as a gift for their hard work. Tenure gives them the stability they deserve in their jobs. Moreover, Calvin Ross, a district teacher declares, “teaching in impoverished schools is a hard job, and many teachers prefer easier jobs in less troubled settings even though they love their jobs”. This declaration is irrefutable evidence that teachers just want to do what they love, which is to work with students. Without tenure this becomes harder to accomplish because of the hard academic conditions. For instance tenure needs to be fixed, we need to be able to get rid of the bad teachers, but looking forward not to harm the performance of the good teachers. Making teaching a more desirable profession will make it harder to remove ineffective teachers. Tenure makes teaching a more attractive job; with higher salary over the years, better benefits and better job security. The opposite delivers the opposite! Tenure is something that needs to be fixed but not taken away. It gives to teachers the stability, benefits and security they need as a gift for …show more content…
According to ringing the bell for K-12 teacher tenure reform “tenure keeps bad teachers in front of classrooms sustaining a child’s education”. However, it is not always the teacher’s fault weather a student is failing or not it doesn’t matter if a teacher is good or bad, it is always the student’s decision to learn something from the class. In addition, the Rhee-forming P.C schools insist about how, “teacher tenure should be abolished because it makes it hard to remove a teacher with poor performance or who is guilty for wrong doing”. This may be true; however it is hard, but not impossible to fire them. Teachers who have been accused for low performance of wrongdoing do get fire! It is just a matter of time to prove the accusations. Moreover, the education manifest to the website believes that, “Tenure creates complacency because teachers know they are unlikely to lose their jobs”. This is not true because it does not create complacency; it just gives to teachers the stability they deserve in their jobs to innovate their ways of teaching. Teachers shouldn’t be judged on the way students perform because it is always the student decision to learn something in class or not. Tenure does not create complacency it gives stability they

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