Monday, May 23, 2011

Mayor says teachers should earn tenure in four years -- not two

By Jason Song|The Los Angeles Times|May 19, 2011|4:22 p.m.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, in a speech in Sacramento on Thursday, called for doubling the amount of time it takes for teachers to earn tenure, linking students’  test scores to teachers’ evaluations and ending layoffs based strictly on seniority.
Villaraigosa has made similar remarks, but his speech at a teacher evaluation conference hosted by the Education Trust-West had new details of what he wants to include in teachers’ evaluations and how he wants to change tenure.
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