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This just in from state Senator Teresa Ruiz:
“Tenure reform will boost respect for the profession,” Ruiz said.
“It will turn teaching into something that’s evaluated and tenure into something that’s honorable, not a job protection defined by time.”
It’s nice to know that the author of a bill that will shape the course of teaching and learning in New Jersey doesn’t understand that tenure is a fair dismissal due process right, not a job protection defined by time. It’s also nice to know that she doesn’t realize that teachers are evaluated (or should be) by their principals or supervisors over the course of the academic year.
Evaluating teachers using student test scores will not lead to teachers gaining more respect. It will lead to teaching to the test and a curriculum that is narrowly focused on that test.
I’m looking forward to the hearings on June 14.