The Tenure Policies Should Not Be Reformed From The Old Policies

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Teacher’s tenure is a policy that keeps teachers from getting fired and is job security for teachers from ever getting fired. Would keeping the current policy be better for teachers or should there be a reform? Should there still be tenure for teachers in the future? It does not matter if the teacher has tenure or has a lot of experience if they are ineffective at teaching students either in public schools or in private schools. Tenure was created in the:
Early 20th century as a means of protecting educators from being fired for the wrong reasons. Back then, a new political party in office or a racial or personal bias could get perfectly good teachers sacked; tenure was created to ensure that teachers didn’t suffer from the capricious actions of administrators. (Garrett 2013)
Tenure serves a specific function to help teachers that have tenure not to get fired without a good reason. In my opinion I believe that the tenure policies need to be reformed from the old policies.
In the article “Would Ending Tenure Help Schools?” from the New York Times the author says:
Like most so-called education “reforms,” eradicating teacher tenure is a fix that doesn’t address education’s real ills. The most serious problem is not getting rid of “bad” teachers; it is attracting enough very good teachers to the profession and keeping them there. (Donoghue 2014)
The author believes that the problem is not teacher’s tenure or the ineffectiveness of teachers that are teaching the students in…

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